2012 Projects

Document Type


Publication Date

Summer 2012


Cultural History | Oral History | Speech and Rhetorical Studies | Theatre and Performance Studies


The Keck Summer Collaborative Research Program provides opportunities for Linfield College students and faculty to conduct research on issues related to the Pacific Northwest, and to bring the research findings back into the classroom within the subsequent academic year. Students partner with faculty to conduct research and present their work to other students, Linfield staff and faculty, and community members during a series of brown bag lunches. Cassidy Davis and Jennifer Layton conducted research with Tyrone Marshall and gave this presentation during the summer of 2012.

This phase of Launching through the Surf: The Dory Fleet of Pacific City consists of two parts. The first part is the collection and the preservation of the oral histories of the Pacific City Dory fishermen. A group of students and faculty members started the project in the summer of 2011, and the research team expanded and continued work in the summer of 2012. The research team spent their time interviewing the fishermen about their involvement in the dory community and the larger community of Pacific City. These interviews were audio- and video-recorded, and several small segments from the interviews have been edited and published to DigitalCommons@Linfield. The editing work will continue throughout the 2012-13 school year. The second part of this project is the creation of a theatrical performance to be produced by the Linfield Theatre Arts department in November of 2012. This will be a fictional performance inspired by the stories told by the fishermen and their families.



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