Category Archives: Student Assistants

Invaluable Help from MIRC

USC Libraries has four special collections units, each with significant reputations.  The newest of these treasures is our Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC).  MIRC is in the news this month because of its receipt of the United States Marine Corps … Continue reading

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I Can Still Recall My Last Summer: Processing the Turnipseed Papers

This past summer I had to the pleasure of completing an internship in the South Carolina Political Collections at the University of South Carolina. My project for the summer was processing the Tom Turnipseed papers, and it was a marvelous … Continue reading

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Simkins in the Fight for Integration

This blog entry was written by Graduate Assistant Clara Bertagnolli as part of a class project for FILM 710: Media and Archives. Each student was tasked with the job of designing a project using archived media. Modjeska Simkins is well-known … Continue reading

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South Carolina’s Nuclear State

As you may have seen, at the end of May we installed a new exhibit in our galleries entitled “Nuclear Carolina: Energy and Waste in the Palmetto State.” When Dorothy Walker, SCPC’s Associate Director, first approached me with the idea … Continue reading

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Reflections of a Moore Summer Intern

By Chandler White I became aware of the Moore Summer Internship through my academic adviser at the University of Tennessee, where I am a second year graduate student. I made the decision to apply due to my dual interests in … Continue reading

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Summering In Connecticut

From Colt revolvers to Katherine Hepburn, from the Charter Oak to the dramatic story of the discovery of gas as an anesthetic, Connecticut has a much richer history than I expected when I began my internship there at the Connecticut Historical Society this summer. I didn’t know what to expect, but what I got was a small taste of what Connecticut has to offer and what many facets of museum work are like. Continue reading

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Learning about Agriculture at the National Museum of American History

A summer spent immersed in agricultural history…see what Chris learned in our nation’s capital. Continue reading

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Congress Week Exhibit: Early Congressmen and women in South Carolina

Happy 225th Birthday, Congress! Continue reading

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Tales from the Governor’s Mansion: Anecdotes from the West Family Oral Histories

Graduate assistant Clara Bertagnolli tells stories from the oral histories of the West family. Continue reading

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Whiskey and Watermelons: Anecdotes from the Johnston Years

Chris Fite, one of SCPC’s new graduate student assistants, regales us with tales from an oral history he recently read and cataloged. Continue reading

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