Alumni News from Will Buie

Here’s a post from our recent graduate Will Buie:

It is a real joy to be the senior research oral historian at the Rutgers Oral History Archives.  I am heavily involved in audio production and editing transcripts before they go live. When not processing, I am usually out conducting oral history interviews, speaking to groups about oral history and thinking of different ways to help the public engage with our material. Later this year, I will be executing my own research project, with support from the archive, on the Vailsburg neighborhood of Newark, New Jersey. I encourage you to visit our website and return to it later this year as we begin posting our new collections of interviews on the evolution of the ACLU and Livingston College. We will also post collections highlighting the experiences of refugees from the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and black alumni who attended Rutgers University in the 1960s and 1970s. Our website can be found at https://oralhistory.rutgers.edu/.

Our Students and Alumni at Work on the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

Our students and alumni are helping to build The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, (philadelphiaencyclopedia.org) a digital-first research and civic engagement project produced on our campus at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH). Graduate students and recent graduate program alumni working on the project during 2015-16 include Mikaela Maria (editorial assistant, essay author, and web-page builder), Scott Hearn (web-page builder, essay author, and social media manager), Arthur Murphy (web-page builder), and Sharece Blakney (fact-checker). The work is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Alumna News

Congratulations to our alumna Terry Potter on her new position as Director of the J. Welles Henderson Archive & Library at the Independent Seaport Museum in Philadelphia.

We’ll hope to send some of our Public History graduate students her way to complete their internships!