Archiving Student Life Project and Digital Exhibit

From 2013-2014, I managed and supervised the first part of the Archiving Student Life project. It was a one-year pilot undertaken by the Office of the President and the Department of Scholarly Resources and Special Collections of Johns Hopkins University. The goal to increase documentation of the JHU student experience in the archives’ holdings as part of the Hopkins History Initiative (Hopkins Retrospective), a multi-year project to bring together the many stories of the University from its founding to the present. I managed and guided a graduate student coordinator and a team of five undergraduate students to identify five aspects of the history of undergraduate student life whose study can be supported by the Sheridan Libraries’ archival holdings. The goal was to build an online exhibit using WordPress featuring archival materials that the students selected and contextualized through their research and writing. To showcase the students’ work, I worked with them and created a website using WordPress. The exhibit was unveiled on April 11, 2014, as part of the program for the 2014 Alumni Weekend Events.