Sometimes a collection comes in bit by bit over a period of years. Since 2010, the Chuck and Ardith Westie collection has been and is still arriving periodically. Here is a photo of Tressa and Anjali processing part of the collection. Bronwyn is also helping with the processing. Both Ardith and Chuck were CMU war years grads. Chuck taught at CMU in the College of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, 1956-1976. Chuck was a leader of the CMU faculty before the union existed. He also helped establish the Honors Program and the Museum. Ardith was very involved with CMU and the local community, especially Homecoming and Alumni activities and special anniversaries of CMU. Their WWII correspondence are at the Archives of Michigan.
This is my last post this week due to the impending MAC conference.
Interested graduate students are
encouraged to apply for the Audiovisual Archives Internship at the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
in Washington, DC. Summer internship applications are due on February
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Students can expect a professional and focused
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Interns may be trained in: media inspection and handlingusing obsolete playback equipment archival arrangement and description
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A private photo album of 116 images, including 13 taken of the launching of the Titanic, is now on public display for the first time at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in the UK. The photo album, long in private hands, was originally the property of the director of the Harland & Wolff shipyard which built the liner, John W. Kempster. Read more about it here and see a couple cool images from the album http://yellowpages.com/ The museum's information rich website includes some nice photos of the three big liners the shipyard built, the Titanic, Britannic and Olympic. See http://www.nmni.com/titanic/Home/Photo-Galleries.aspx for more info.