For seven weeks this summer the Michigan Tech Archives once again hosted a graduate intern. The summer internship has been generously funded by the Friends of the Michigan Tech library since 2015.
This summer we welcomed Angie Piccolo, a 2018 graduate of Western Washington University’s History – Archives and Records Management track. Angie tackled a tremendous amount of work considering she was only with the department for a few short weeks. Stepping into help on the reference during our busy summer season, Angie quickly became well-versed in all things archives reference, offering prompt and courteous service to dozens of long and short-term researchers. In addition, she tackled many important collections projects, including an inventory of several hundred university athletic publications, programs and yearbooks as well as accessioning many new donations. She was a great asset to our public services and behind-the-scenes work.
In addition to all the practical training the FMTL Archives Internship offers, Angie was also appreciative of the opportunity to explore the Copper Country. She had many adventures, including visits to the Keweenaw National Historical Park, the Finnish American Heritage Center, Quincy Mine, Eagle Harbor, and a farewell dinner at the Harbor Haus in Copper Harbor. Overall, the summer internship program continues to be an enriching experience, for interns and library staff alike!
by Lindsay Hiltunen, University Archivist
From Views, The Newsletter of the Friends of the Michigan Tech Library, vol. 23, No. 2 (October 2018)