One Short Day in the Archives

Ah, spring break – the time when college students put aside their studies to relax, have fun, and maybe even travel to some warm destination. Well, I guess I tried to do all three of those – unfortunately, the weather didn’t quite cooperate for that last one, and I ended up in Washington D.C. with … Continue reading One Short Day in the Archives

The (Not-So) Elusive Whaleman

Okay, to start: make sure you have read this post. If you want more background information, take a moment to read this one. And now back to this week. In addition to some of the other fantastic things that happened to me this week (thanks to the Smithsonian Institution Archives,) one VERY EXCITING discovery was made … Continue reading The (Not-So) Elusive Whaleman