The SC Learning Lab is a center of primary research, experiential learning, and training.
Targeted to University of Kentucky undergraduate students in various disciplines who want to enhance their studies through training in archival methods and theory. Interns will be taught to arrange and describe rare or unique collections in their area of research interest, and enhance access to those collections to the broader academic community through creating guides, exhibits or transcriptions. Interns will also produce a final scholarly project, such as a poster, presentation or exhibit, reflecting on the impact the internship had on their research--engaging their critical thought and analysis.
The Learning Lab is a competitive program that promotes undergraduate research, scholarship and creativity, and more fully integrates Special Collections into the teaching and research mission of the University
Katie Elmore is a junior pursuing a major in History and Anthropology. Elmore is processing the Daniel Drake Carter letters (1837-1879), a collection focusing on the scarlet fever epidemic of 1876-1879.
Qaaim Stainback is a senior majoring in History with a minor in Political Science. Stainback is processing three subseries from the Wade Hall Collection of American Letters that cover mental health policy, African-American history, and LGBT issues in the early 20th century.
Stephanie Gibson is a senior majoring in Classics and History and a member of the University Scholars program. In partnership with the UK Office of Undergraduate Research, Stephanie is processing the E.F. Spears and Sons hemp records (1901-1904).
Dominique Luster is a senior majoring in theater with a focus on dramaturgy. Dominique is processing the Ron Nickell Playbill Collection (1980-1981).
Nicole Priest is a senior majoring in History with a minor in Political Science. Nicole is processing three subseries from the Wade Hall Collection of American Letters that cover mental health policy, African-American history, and LGBT issues in the early 20th century.
For more information, contact:
Learning Lab Manager, Special Collections
University of Kentucky Libraries
Margaret I. King Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0039