Category Archives: Archives

Archives: The Little Archives on the Frontier

I love creating and hanging exhibits. It satisfies my former art teacher-self while challenging my current archivist-self. So, when the Exchange Place Living History Farm invited me to create the first archival exhibit for their new museum, I said “Let’s … Continue reading

Posted in Archives | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

Archives: Conference Wrap-up

Saturday, 11 June 2016 Today, I got to witness some fine scholarship and a few really well-executed presentations. But, after two and a half days of conference/hotel food, it’s ok that things have come to an end.

Posted in Archives | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Archives: Let the Conference Begin

Thursday night, 9 June 2016 The Mormon History Association Conference 2016: Practice started with a reception and entertainment by The Lower Lights, a 10-piece folk/gospel band that was outstanding.

Posted in Archives | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Archives: Conference Adventure

If you are a frequent reader of my blog, you might know that I’ve been researching missionary diaries for an article I’d like to write and that along the way to writing it, I am first presenting a paper on … Continue reading

Posted in Archives | 2 Comments

Blogiversary: The Toddler Years

I’ve been a blogger for three years, today!  At three years old, I’m constantly exploring, a bit of a show off, and occasionally unpredictable. Hopefully, my explorations and adventures have at least been entertaining for you, if not educational. Here’s a look back at … Continue reading

Posted in Archives | Tagged | 10 Comments

Archives: Etched in Stone

I was not sure how to categorize today’s post. Genealogy? Field Trip? I just wanted to share this marvelous family cemetery I came across on a recent outing and point out some of the clever things this family is doing … Continue reading

Posted in Archives | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Archives: Smithsonian Calling

Confession. After graduation, I applied and was turned down for not one but three Smithsonian Institution internships. Sometimes I still feel sad when I think about all the things that I could have learned there. But, now the Smithsonian has made it … Continue reading

Posted in Archives | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Archives: Ghost Towns and Boysenberry Pie

Last week a patron came to the Kingsport Archives to make an addition to the Mary Porter Collection. Ms. Porter’s parents were savers . . . and we are so glad. The collection consists of advertisements, mailers, brochures and other … Continue reading

Posted in Archives | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Blogiversary: The terrible twos

It’s been two years since I launched my blog to document my archives practicum. Several people encouraged me to keep blogging once I completed my course work. Never underestimate the power you have to motivate someone in their pursuits. Since … Continue reading

Posted in Archives | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Archives: Wessyngton Plantation

In the fall of 2011, as a graduate student in archives, I attended the annual conference of the Society of Tennessee Archivists in Nashville. One of the speakers was John F. Baker Jr., who was presenting his research on his … Continue reading

Posted in Archives | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments