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Four Stater Brings Home Experiences From National Digital Archive

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Two Four-Staters spent 18 days working in the National Archive in Washington, D.C., helping to digitally preserve first hand historical documents. And one plans on using the knowledge right here at home.  

"Touching United States history that most people will never get to see."

While most master's students from Pittsburg State University were busy catching up on netflix during their winter break. Student Jordan Boyd and his friend Jake Lenter spent 18 days at an internship in Washington D.C. Scanning first hand civil war era data from the National Archives.
 
"It was amazing, just to be there and all of the history of DC and just to be inside the National Archives," Boyd said.

Boyd splits his time between his master's in History, a job on campus, and working for two area museums (both the Dobson Museum in Miami, OK and the Miner's Hall Museum in Franklin, KS). He says touching first hand documents with President Lincoln's signature and learning how to properly archive these documents was huge for a museum curating hopeful like himself.

"We were scanning confiscated confederate payroll records, and basically any war records that were in existence between 1864 to 1865," Boyd said.

And the Miner's Hall Museum here in Franklin, Kansas say they're excited to benefit from the knowledge Boyd brought back from D.C.

"With how digitization is in the museum field today, it's one of the main projects that we all need to focus on and preserving it for the future," Said the museum's Executive Director Sally York.
 
And because of his work in D.C., researchers around the world no longer have to travel to the National Archives to look at these documents. Merely jump on Internet, and click a few buttons. And though there might not be original documents with Lincoln's signature in the Miner's Hall Museum achieve, Boyd says he's brought back a passion to pass on archives to the rest of the world.  

"Just really showed me what passion I have for history, and I want to preserve, especially the history here in the Four States, there's so much rich history in this area," Boyd said. 

The Lincoln Archives Digital Project was started by PSU alum Karen Needles back in 2002. If you'd like to know more about the project or future Internship opportunities click here.
     

 

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