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. [//lccn.loc.gov/2017782711]
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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The 2021 Junior Fellows were busy for every minute of the ten weeks of their intensive summer internships, and below, you’ll find the blog posts that they wrote during their brief time in the program. On top of their project work and the many blogs they published, the Fellows produced videos and infographics to showcase […]
There’s still time to apply to the 2022 Junior Fellows Program! The application closes at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, November 29, 2021. For 2022, the internship will be virtual, and interns will be able to work remotely. Got five minutes? Watch this quick video and download the accompanying resource on preparing to […]
UPDATED: The new deadline for applications is Monday, November 29, 2021. The Library of Congress seeks applicants for its next Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program, which will run from May 23, 2022 – July 29, 2022. This 10-week paid internship is open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning and conducting research at the […]
The Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) is extremely pleased to introduce to you our CCDI Junior Fellow, Darshni Patel.
The Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) is extremely pleased to introduce to you one of our two CCDI Jr. Fellows: Joshua Ortiz Baco.
The Of the People blog will publish a series of interviews featuring the Library’s summer interns. This is an announcement of the Junior Fellows Program, one of the Mellon-sponsored programs. Forty-two undergraduate and graduate students recently began their participation in the Library’s Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program. The 2021 cohort marks the 30th class of Junior […]
The following is an interview with Antonio Austin, who served as an Archives, History and Heritage Advanced virtual intern in the Prints & Photographs Division from February to April 2021, with a goal of recommending ways to bring historical material to a larger audience in innovative ways. Antonio is working on a PhD in history […]
On April 10, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden spoke with Ivette Feliciano on the PBS Newshour about the “Of the People, Widening the Path” initiative, supported by a $15 million investment from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
On this blog, we plan to regularly feature the interns whose hard work positively impacts the Library. Today’s interview is with a participant in the Library of Congress Internship program (LOCI). Describe your background. I was born and raised in East Los Angeles (East LA), California. Being able to grow up in a community like […]