Summer is a special time in Special Collections. Gone are the regular Haverford student and faculty researchers that we work with during the school year. And instead we keep busy with a steady stream of visitors, including faculty and graduate students from other institutions. And we’ll soon be welcoming a group of Gest Fellows to study in the Quaker Collection. It’s also a time when we employ a team of student assistants to do intensive work on a variety of special projects we don’t usually have time for during the school year. This summer we have a terrific team of seven students. Together they work about 245 hours a week, and it’s always exciting to see how much gets accomplished during this time. Our students this summer are working on several projects: Deanna Bailey and Patrick Lozada are processing papers from the William Warder Cadbury and Catharine J. Cadbury papers; Janela Harris and Jon Sweitzer-Lamme are processing the Morris-Shinn-Maier Collection; Christina Hurley is working on the Meeting House digitization project; Abdullah Ali Khan is working on the Friendly Association records conservation and digitization project; and Karl Moll is our “jack-of-all-trades,” helping out with a number of projects including our Online Finding Aids and learning the ropes of processing College Archives materials. Like summers past, they will be meeting regularly with Professor Emma Lapsansky to discuss the historical aspects of their work. New this summer, they will be posting regularly on this New and Noteworthy blog (some have already started!) to tell you, dear reader, about their work as they go along. Comments are open on the blog, so we invite you to join in the conversation!
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