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The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Archives and Special Collections hosted three College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences students for fall internships. You can now read more about each of the student's projects. For questions about internships within the college, please contact 

Credit: Caroline Gibbons, Digital Archivist, Salmon Library at UAH

Jacob Kachelhofer, History
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Doris Burwell

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In Spring 2021, the Doris Burwell Foundation awarded the UAH Salmon Library $5000 to preserve and create access to the materials in the Burwell Family Collection. Through a summer internship in Archives and Special Collections, history major Jacob Kachelhofer processed and rehoused the collection and added many of the materials to UAH Digital Collections. Jacob wrote descriptions and researched the provenance of hundreds of photographs taken by Edwin Dudley Burwell III (1916-1974), known by the family as Edwin D. Burwell, Jr., in Europe and Africa during World War II. His photographs also include scenes of Huntsville and Burwell family photos 1940s-1960s. Click to view items from the Burwell Family Collection here and the finding aid here.

Tawny Hillis, German
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Hildegard Noerenberg

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In Fall 2021, German major Tawny Hillis completed a project to make accessible a series of German-language correspondence from the Hildegard Noerenberg Collection. Exchanged by Noerenberg and her sweetheart between 1924 and 1932, the correspondence is written in Suetterlin, a German script that is notoriously difficult to read. Tawny scanned and transcribed hundreds of pages of letters and postcards. Using her excellent German skills and knowledge of the collection, she edited the extant finding aid and wrote a new biographical sketch of Noerenberg using primary sources from the collection. She also created an exhibit about Noerenberg's life for display in the Library lobby. View the edited finding aid here; digitized correspondence and transcriptions will be available in Digital Collections later this spring.

Tia Lovelady, Technical Writing
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Frances Cabaniss Roberts Collection

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The Frances Cabaniss Roberts Collection is now fully searchable across various platforms thanks to the hard work of technical writing intern Tia Lovelady during Fall 2021. The collection is an invaluable resource to local historians, containing a wealth of materials relating to the Cabaniss family as well as Frances Roberts' research. From 2016 to 2019 a team of community volunteers created a database of scanned images and performed extensive indexing of the collection. Tia put her keen editing skills to use proofreading and verifying their metadata for the entire 105 linear foot collection so it could be migrated to our current content management systems. Click to view the refreshed finding aid as well as scanned images from the collection.