Rutgers-Camden’s graduate history students have been busy at work this semester! Read on to learn about all of their recent accomplishments and achievements. Be warned: the list is lengthy!
- On Monday, April 1, 2019, Dr. Wendy Woloson’s Museums in the Digital Age class met at the Paul Robeson Library to install their exhibit, Rutgers-Camden: A Campus in Flux. The class consists of six graduate students: Ernest Arians, McKenna Britton, Lucy Davis,Olivia Errico, Will Krakower, and Allie Todd. Together, the students developed an exhibit theme, gathered artifacts and images, and came together to install the finished project on the first floor of the library. The project will remain installed through the summer – stop by to learn all about the history of Rutgers-Camden campus culture!
- On Tuesday, April 2, 2019, Dr. Cheryl LaRoche visited our campus to discuss the Underground Railroad for the opening event of the “Sanctuaries: Past into Present” Greater Philadelphia Roundtable seminar series. Prior to the lecture, community organizations and individuals presented exhibits of their Underground Railroad documents, artifacts, and stories. Graduate student Olivia Errico played a large role in the organization of this event, working as the program assistant for the event – formally titled, “In Search of the Underground Railroad” – and coordinating the pop-up exhibits prior to the lecture.
- During the early weeks of March, a new exhibit was installed in the hallways of the MARCH house, titled Women at Work on Cooper Street. Graduate student McKenna Britton edited, designed, and installed five informational wall panels, drawing from research conducted by a group of history students during a previous semester, that tell the stories of a number of women who lived and worked along Cooper Street at the turn of the 20th century. Additionally, McKenna presented on the exhibit and its correlating research at “Currents of American Culture and Its Study,” the joint conference of the Eastern American Studies Association (EASA) and Society of Americanists (SOA), held in Harrisburg, PA, the weekend of March 29, 2019.
- In recent months, graduate student Lucy Davis conducted research about the Ephraim and Sarah Tomlinson House, which succeeded in placing it on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places. The building is now being considered for the National Register.
- Graduate student Amy Osterhout is coordinating The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia’s participation in the Philadelphia meeting of the Organization of American Historians, taking place this weekend, April 4 through April 7, 2019.
- Graduate student Will Krakower recently conducted property research to assist with an archaeological investigation of the vicinity of the Office of Civic Engagement prior to the creation of a community garden.
We are so very proud of all of our students and their hard work. Congratulations on all of your achievements, history students!