Find an expert on some feature of your artifact. This might be a professor, a member of the local community, or someone you know from high school or your hometown. Feel free to ask me or the archivist Susan Panak for ideas on who you might want to interview. Do enough research on the artifact and the person you’ll be interviewing to come up with about ten thoughtful questions. Ideally, you should conduct this interview in person and record it (if a face-to-face interview isn’t possible, talk with me about what format you think would work). Type up a transcript of the interview, and turn in this transcript along with your original set of prepared questions. For more information on how to conduct a good research interview, see this presentation.