Monday, June 19, 2017

Meet the Interns!

This summer we've been fortunate to line up a talented trio of historians. From left to right: Claire Du Laney, Phoebe Duke, and Meghan Kolbusch.

Claire Du Laney is a Drew University grad and current dual masters candidate in Public History (North Carolina State) and Library Science (University of NC, Chapel Hill). Her specialization in early twentieth-century British history will assist her in cataloging our WWI materials in preparation for this years' centennial celebration. Claire has enjoyed combing through postcards and letters and exploring a bit of cultural history along the way. Her brush with microfilm reels and digital finding aids will hopefully prove useful this coming semester! Claire's project will culminate in an exhibit this summer. Stay tuned for her blog posts.

Phoebe Duke is a Hamilton College junior, studying history. She actually found this internship when she pursued an academic interest in Alexander Hamilton. Her interest in the Hamilton story led her to this site where she discovered student researchers were needed. Giving museum and archival studies a try, Phoebe is working on rehousing and cataloging the Cobb Collection. The Cobbs, a prominent Morristown family during the revolution, were in correspondence with many notable figures, such a Philip Schuyler and William Livingston. These first-hand accounts are right up Phoebe's alley. She'll be blogging her finds.

Meghan Kolbusch, a double major in Political and Governmental Affairs and History, comes to us from Centenary University.  Meghan has the enviable task of examining our Alexander Hamilton materials.  Her exhibit will focus on Hamilton's time at Morristown and the years following the war. Meghan is interested in his relationship with General Washington and plans to explore the subtext of their correspondence. Her work and exhibit will also be featured on the blog.


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