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

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Archives

With a title like that, I’m sure you know what this week’s post is about. I felt a little like Captain Ahab in Moby Dick (which has just been added to my spring-break reading list!) looking for this “Elusive Whaleman” of two weeks ago. I didn’t have much to go on, other than the photographer … Continue reading A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Archives


Somehow, I ended up getting ahead on my assignments (and took a break from studying for my HIST397GGH midterm on Thursday) and was able to get a lot of other work done! I applied for another internship: I’ve now applied for three history-related internships in my area (and planning on one more), so I hope … Continue reading Productivity!

The Elusive Whaleman

After struggling with microfilm last week (still working on Queen Liliuokalani, by the way) I moved onto my new assignment. This time, I investigated a different aspect of whaling: the international connection it created. Specifically, I was asked to go through a report by the U.S. Fish Commission & the United States National Museum in … Continue reading The Elusive Whaleman