Living New Deal

So for HIST 397Z, we had to make a digital history contribution in one of three ways: 1) by investigating a building or memorial for Lost UMass; 2) contribute to Living New Deal by updating or creating a new entry; or 3) create a Document Deep Dive with a primary source found in the Five … Continue reading Living New Deal

Interning at the Research Library

Interning at the Research LibraryUMASS Amherst Emily Esten has just completed her internship in the Research Library. Below are her reflections on the experience: The New Bedford Whaling Museum has always been a fascinating place … No blog post last week, but I wrote this one specifically for the Whaling Museum Research Library’s blog!

An Update: What Am I Working On?

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

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

The Last Lecture

13 blog posts, 12 short essays, about 60 hours of experience, and lots of other things that could probably be measured in numbers later, HISTORY 298 is just about over. And it’s certainly been a long, enjoyable ride. When I started on this project at the beginning of last semester, I wasn’t entirely sure what … Continue reading The Last Lecture

Slightly Off-Topic: Digital Humanities

Since it is so close to the end of the semester, I’m not receiving tasks anymore. But before I get to my final blog post, I wanted to write about something I’m doing in another course: Honors 391A. Honors 391A is a requirement of the Commonwealth Honors College at UMass, a 1-credit course of an … Continue reading Slightly Off-Topic: Digital Humanities

Where In The World Is The Whaleman?

This week, returned to the task of the whaleman – he may have been found, but his story has not. Let me explain - in the photo, the whaleman is standing in front of a doorway. This doorway’s sole distinguishing feature is the number 47. In discussing this with an archivist, he jokingly suggested looking … Continue reading Where In The World Is The Whaleman?