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0:00 - Interview introduction

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Partial Transcript: Today is Friday August 17th, 2018, and my name is Scott Hinshaw.

0:33 - Biographical and family history

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Partial Transcript: Let's start off with some background information.

Segment Synopsis: Mr. Trojanowski discusses his family history and background information, including his family's immigration to the United States.

Keywords: immigration; Poland; World War II

14:45 - Early education and Greensboro College

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Partial Transcript: And so, when you moved to Greensboro, do you want to tell me about what schools you attended?

Segment Synopsis: Mr. Trojanowski discusses his early education.

Keywords: Greensboro College; Grimsley High School

15:50 - Service in the U.S. Air Force

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Partial Transcript: So, what did you do after graduating?

Segment Synopsis: Mr. Trojanowski discusses his service in the U.S. Air Force from 1968-1972.

Keywords: Charleston AFB; Lackland AFB; U.S. Air Force; Vietnam War

25:03 - Attending GTCC, working in advertising, printing, and sales, and attending NC A&T State University

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Partial Transcript: So I knew I wanted to get out and I didn't know exactly what to do with my life.

Segment Synopsis: Mr. Trojanowski discusses attending GTCC after leaving the Air Force in 1972. After attaining his degree in 1974, he worked at various jobs in advertising, printing and sales, before going back to school at NC A&T State University for landscape architecture.

Keywords: Clinton Press; Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC); North Carolina A&T State University

34:45 - A career change to work in archives

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Partial Transcript: And so I went a career counselor, and I cannot remember their names, but they gave me a whole battery of tests.

Segment Synopsis: Mr. Trojanowski discusses how he first considered a career as an Archivist. He discusses his decision to get his MLIS at UNCG and work at UNCG's Special Collections and University Archives as a graduate student and then later as oral historian. Mr. Trojanowski also describes the department and his work there.

Keywords: Archives; Betty Carter; Emmy Mills; Jackson Library; Librarianship; Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS); North Carolina State University; Special Collections and University Archives

38:24 - Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project and oral histories at UNCG

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Partial Transcript: But between January and the time I moved, Betty hired me part time to conduct oral histories and to start the oral history program for Women Veterans Historical project.

Segment Synopsis: Mr. Trojanowski discusses being hired to take the first oral histories for the Women Veterans Historical Project. He also discusses his thoughts on oral histories in general, and mentions the other oral history projects he worked on.

Keywords: Alumni; Alumni Association; Betty Carter; Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project; Military and veteran students; Oral history; Veterans

54:51 - Campus tours

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Partial Transcript: So, you are famous for many things.

Segment Synopsis: Mr. Trojanowski discusses campus tours conducted on UNCG campus.

Keywords: Campus culture; Students; Teaching

57:38 - Genealogy

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Partial Transcript: It sort of deals with my father's mother's background.

Segment Synopsis: Mr. Trojanowski discusses his tracking down his father's mother and genealogy. He also discusses more of his family history.

Keywords: Belarus; Germany; International Tracing Service; Poland; World War II

66:39 - Coming out as Gay

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Partial Transcript: There is one thing I wanted to add.

Segment Synopsis: Mr. Trojanowski discusses coming out as gay.

Keywords: LGBTQA

68:07 - Volunteering

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Partial Transcript: You retired in 2013, correct?

Segment Synopsis: Mr. Trojanowski discusses his volunteer activities at UNCG and his work with oral history transcripts and Alumni Association bio files.

Keywords: Alumni Association; Oral history; Volunteer

72:57 - Conclusion questions

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Partial Transcript: Well we're coming to the conclusions portion.

Segment Synopsis: Mr. Trojanowski discusses how UNCG has impacted his life and what he sees for the future of the university.

75:13 - Interview conclusion

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Partial Transcript: OK. Well I don't have any more formal questions for you.