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Category: Manuscript Collections

  • Updating Descriptions for Coal Mining Collections

    Updating Descriptions for Coal Mining Collections

    Text and images by Samuel Coletta-Bates, Film ’25, Spring 2024 Manuscript Archives Assistant This semester, my job as Archives Assistant within the Mahn Center has been to research and update finding aid descriptions for mining related collections. This has included delving into the collections themselves, as well as other supplemental resources to revise their content…

  • Curating the Fall 2024 Presidential Elections Exhibit

    Curating the Fall 2024 Presidential Elections Exhibit

    Text and photos by Hester Lambright, History ’26, Spring 2024 Archives Intern This semester I have been in the process of working with the Collection of Presidential Campaign Artifacts and my advisor Greta Suiter to help create an exhibit for the fall semester. My initial task during the first weeks of the semester was to…

  • The Women of Ink, Pen, and Paper: Interviews from the Don Swaim Collection

    The Women of Ink, Pen, and Paper: Interviews from the Don Swaim Collection

    By Alexis Reynolds, ’27 English, Digital Initiatives Assistant “What’s that? Say again!” We’ve all been there. A lot of us probably say these four words on a constant basis. I know I do, which is why I was a bit hesitant about beginning to work on the Don Swaim Collection audio transcription project. Swaim is…

  • Creating the E.W. Scripps: Life & Legacy exhibit

    Creating the E.W. Scripps: Life & Legacy exhibit

    By Alexandra Hopkins ’26, Journalism, Honors Tutorial College, 2023 Fall Mahn Center Intern During Fall 2023, I had the opportunity to intern at the Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections and work with my advisor, Greta Suiter. Our goal this semester was to curate an exhibit to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the E.W.…

  • Reflections on processing the Columbus & Hocking Coal & Iron Co. Collection

    Reflections on processing the Columbus & Hocking Coal & Iron Co. Collection

    By Samuel Coletta-Bates, Film HTC ’25, Fall 2023 Manuscript Archives Assistant   As an Archives Assistant for the Mahn Center, it’s been my duty to “process” the Columbus & Hocking Coal & Iron Company (or CHCIco, for short) collection. Over this past semester I have made my way through the collection, box by box, reorganized…

  • The Wong Family Photograph Collection

    The Wong Family Photograph Collection

    By Mattes Brown ’26, Photography, Fall 2023 Intern The following post has been adapted from a series of Instagram posts available on the Alden Library Instagram account. The Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections fall internships are wrapping up! As winter break grows closer, interns are finalizing their work at the archives. Mattes Brown…

  • Reblog: Beyond the Archives: How Remote Projects Benefit OHIO Researchers, Libraries Collections, and Staff

    Reblog: Beyond the Archives: How Remote Projects Benefit OHIO Researchers, Libraries Collections, and Staff

    By Ellie Roberto, Journalism Strategic Communications/Marketing, BSJ 2022, Digital Initiatives Social Media Editor 2020-2022. Originally published April 26, 2021, on the Ohio University Libraries Digital Initiatives Tumbler, which predated this Mahn blog. There is an endless amount of work to be done in the digital archives field. When most of the country faced job losses due…

  • Beginning to process the Rural Action Archives

    Beginning to process the Rural Action Archives

    By Yashvita Kanuganti, Linguistics and HTC Religious Studies ‘26, Fall 2023 Manuscript Archives Assistant   When I first moved to Athens for college, one of the organizations I heard mentioned frequently was Rural Action. I knew generally of the work they did: sustainable development on the local level, spanning from food and agriculture to forestry.…

  • One of the “Originals”: Coral Martindale Aubert and the Alwin Nikolais Dance Company

    One of the “Originals”: Coral Martindale Aubert and the Alwin Nikolais Dance Company

    By Greta Suiter, Manuscripts Archivist A small set of records was recently added to the Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis Dance Collection at the Mahn Center. The .25 cubic foot addition to an over 400 cubic foot collection may seem inconsequential, but it puts the dancer Coral Martindale Aubert front and center. The records include…

  • New Accession: The Allen and Phyllis Knisley World War II Collection

    New Accession: The Allen and Phyllis Knisley World War II Collection

    By Greta Suiter, Manuscripts Archivist, and Jean Russo, Knisley family member and collection donor I am happy to announce a new manuscript collection – The Allen and Phyllis Knisley World War II Collection. This recent donation documents the Knisleys’ experiences just before and during World War II. Both were graduates of Ohio University, Allen Holmes…