Blog Round-up: AHHA Fall 2021

This is a guest post by Diana Gibbs, program manager for the Archives, History and Heritage Advanced (AHHA) Internship program.  

Separating meats from shells. Pecan shelling plant. San Antonio, Texas. Russell Lee, 1939. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division. [//]

The Archives, History and Heritage Advanced (AHHA) Internship program wrapped up its Fall season in November 2021. The cozy cohort of 14 remote interns worked on the Library’s digital collections and wrote blog posts and an essay highlighting the gems they discovered within those collections.

Camryn Blackmon provides teacher resources in the blog post Early Labor Rights and Activism: Learning About the 1938 Pecan Shellers Strike. Camryn’s second post explores how newspapers covered the 1938 Pecan Shellers Strike: Coverage of an Early Labor Movement: Using Historical Newspapers to Analyze the Pecan Sheller Strike.

Adding Context: Photographs of Japanese Americans Imprisoned During World War II describes intern Mitsuko Brooks’ discoveries.

Jade Vaughn looks at the work of photographer Peter Angelo Simon and the directors, composers, and choreographers he captured: Internship Reflection: Photography Collection Captures Innovation in the Performing Arts.

Cearra Harris shares writing and thinking prompts for families and teachers in the blog post, Best of the 2021 National Book Festival: Kekla Magoon and Revolution in Our Time. Activity prompts connect kids and families with Library resources in Cearra’s Best of the 2021 National Book Festival: Houdini and Me.

Joseph Mitchell and Julie Miller (project mentor) wrote a short essay to accompany the By the People Crowdsourcing Campaign for George Washington’s Farm Reports.

Stay tuned later this spring when the applications for AHHA Fall 2022 open! We’ll announce the open application period right here on the blog.

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