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!

Summer In The Library

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

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

Mss 131

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

Archives and Moby Dick

Since entering my hiatus from weekly blog posts, I’ve returned home for the summer to enjoy the weather, catch up on reading, and relax. Well, not so much relax - that lasted about a week before I needed to get back to work. I’ve certainly missed writing blog posts, and since many people (primarily family … Continue reading Archives and Moby Dick