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Archiving Experience: NMAH Archives Center Interns and Fellows

Posted on July 29, 2015 by in The OFI Blog

On July 17, National Museum of American History (NMAH) Archives Center interns and fellows gave a tour to showcase the projects they’ve been engaged in over their time at NMAH.

Tyler Stump

NMAH Archives Center Intern Tyler Stump

Intern Tyler Stump from the University of Maryland iSchool has helped process the Heinz Joseph Gerber Papers and the Gerber Scientific Instrument Company Records while documenting Gerber’s inventive life in the development of computer-aided design CAD/CAM systems. Tyler’s blog “Broadcasting the Story of Invention” provides a more in-depth description of his work.

NMAH Archive  Center Intern Lucy Mensah

NMAH Archives Center Fellow Lucy Mensah

Fellow Lucy Mensah from Vanderbilt University has processed and researched the Scurlock Studio Records as material that will be used in her dissertation on Post-War America and Black Urban Street Life.

NMAH Archive Center Intern Aysha Preston

NMAH Archives Center Fellow Aysha Preston

Fellow Aysha Preston from Florida International University has worked on research in the Scurlock Studio Records to support her dissertation work on the Black Middle Class in Washington D.C. and surrounding suburbs.

NMAH Archive Center Intern Sara Dorfman

NMAH Archives Center Intern Sara Dorfman

Intern Sara Dorfman from Queens College has researched and processed the Bil Browning and Jerame Davis Papers while documenting Browning’s and Davis’s activism on behalf of LGBT rights in Indiana.

NMAH Archive Center Intern Jakob Dopp

NMAH Archives Center Intern Jakob Dopp

Intern Jakob Dopp from University of Michigan iSchool has prepared Archives Center digital images for upload to the Smithsonian Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) by creating and editing image embedded metadata.

NMAH Archive Center Intern Morgan Kolakowski

NMAH Archives Center Intern Morgan Kolakowski

Intern Morgan Kolakowski from Western New England University has answered public inquiries via telephone and email, performed background research for the NMAH Archives Center team, assisted researchers in their work, and aided staff in paging and re-shelving collection materials.

NMAH Archive Center Intern Maggie Drain

NMAH Archives Center Intern Maggie Drain

Intern Maggie Drain from Kenyon College has worked to answer public inquiries by telephone and email, performed background research for the NMAH Archives Center team, assisted researchers in their work, and aided staff in paging and re-shelving collection materials.

NMAH Mentor Alison Oswald

NMAH Archives Center Mentor Alison Oswald

NMAH Archivist Alison Oswald has mentored interns since 1996. In fact, she keeps her own personal archive that includes photos of all her previous interns.