Along with classmates I collaborated with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture when the museum was researching objects in their collection for an exhibition, American Inheritance: Unpacking World War II to write digital works within Spokane Historical to accompany the physical show. I edited and curated these stories as well as other existing stories within Spokane Historical and wrote four new stories to create the Spokane In World War II Tour.
Below is the list of projects I’ve worked on while studying at EWU with brief descriptions. You can learn more about each project by clicking the links provided.
Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture
I volunteered at the NWMAC for two years giving weekly tours of the Campbell House and volunteering at museum events. I also worked on several museum-related projects including the Spokane Reacts and American Inheiritence exhibitions.
American Inheiritence: Unpacking WWII Exhibit
Digital History Projects
I worked as an editor for Spokane Historical editing recently added stories and worked to reduce the number of stories that were waiting to be published. I curated the Spokane In World War II Tour and contributed the following stories
I contributed the following stories to Island Histories, a webplatform about the history of the San Juan Islands
Geographic Information Systems
Washington State Archives Eastern Region Branch and Digital Archives
I worked as a Graduate Student Assistant at the WSA for two years working on processing and digitization projects. I also wrote, researched, and edited articles for the archives news page (Treasures of the Archives) and email newsletter.
Treasures of the Archives and News I contributed include:
Pouring Concrete for the Grand Coulee Dam
Statement on the Closure of Seattles NARA Facility
Archives Newsletter Contributions:
Frontier Justice: Convicted Walla Walla Land-claim Fraudsters Pardoned by President Hayes
Processing and Digitization:
I helped to digitize Spokane County RealProperty Records Cards created by the county assessors office to assess the value of property from the 1940s to 2000.
I worked to check images taken of the Walla Walla Territorial Court Records (or Frontier Justice Records) for quality in order to have the images added to the digital archives. Roughly 2700 records were previously imaged, but with no quality control done the images needed review. I also created new procedures for imaging the remainder of the records in the series.
Eastern Washington University Archives and Special Collections
Douglas Beck Smokejumper Photographs