Here’s what I love about historians: they are storytellers. Whether we know it consciously or simply find our way there, we search the past for a semblance of something relatable or funny or interesting. We further our interests (or those of others) in efforts to remember something worth remembering. On the other hand, archivists and … Continue reading Summer In The Library
This is my last week at the New Bedford Whaling Museum (I can’t believe how quickly that went by!) I have a much longer post planned for next week, but I thought I’d start by sharing the lighthearted pieces of advice I’ve acquired over the summer. Always wear light-colored clothes. Those new black pants might … Continue reading Ten Things I Learned As An Archives & Library Intern
Matthew and Rachel HowlandHere’s the piece I wrote on Mss 135 - what do you think?
Ack! So many new things happening (and it’s been awhile since I’ve written anything) – where should I start? At the Whaling Museum, I’ve almost completed three new projects. First, I finished the Delano Family Papers, which informed me of the ancestors of FDR and their business in Fairhaven. The collection studied three generations of … Continue reading An Update: What Am I Working On?
I could write about a lot of exciting things that have happned this week, but if you’ve been following me on Twitter, you know there’s only one thing on my mind: the Charles W. Morgan is home! The Morgan is a beautiful whaling vessel, the last surviving wooden whaling ship from the 19th century American … Continue reading
Walter Magnes Teller Collection Emily Esten from UMASS Amherst is currently interning in the Museum’s Research Library. Her first project centered around Manuscript Collection #131 (Mss 131) with a complete finding aid serving as the finish product. Below are Emily’s reflections on her first completed project. Check out the blog post I wrote for the … Continue reading Walter Magnes Teller Collection
This week at the archives, I finished Mss 131! I was very excited (though it’s difficult to show excitement in a library – mostly just excessive smiling and reserved self-high-fiving) and I think I had a right to be. It was really weird to realize that my work is going to be in that library … Continue reading Mss 131
Here’s something you may or may not know about me: I’m not that great with computers. I mean, sure - I’m pretty much my family’s expert in setting up your wireless printer, posting your stuff to social media, and basic Photoshop skills. I’ve been helping my mother with making her Excel spreadsheet charts for years, making … Continue reading I’m Getting Better With Computers