The Chronicle

News as it happens from KHS

Super Sleuth Intern Goes on the Trail of the Missing Numbers

By Siobhan Heraty, Museum Collections & Exhibitions Registration Intern One of my tasks as this summer’s registration intern required me to do some detective work on old accession records for photographs, daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and prints from our sister unit, the Special Collections & Library (SC&L) team. These records give a description of
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From Facebook to Goetta, Internship Had It All

by Rebecca Waddle, Library and Special Collections summer intern Hey! Rebecca Waddle here, and I am going to talk a little about what I did during my internship at KHS. But before we get into that, let me give you a little background information. I am currently an undergrad (about to be a senior!!!) at Kentucky State University, studying history and liberal
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Intern Megan Cullen and staff member Stephen Clatos cleaning verdigris off of metal items in a gunner's kit.

KHS Collections Corner: When WWII Artifacts Are Attacked By Verdigris

By Megan Cullen, Inventory Intern, Museum Collections & Exhibitions During my third week as the summer 2014 AmeriCorps Intern at the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS), I had already been rolling up my sleeves and getting dirty with the inventory process.  Bagging and tagging items as well as re-housing objects and creating or modifying records had become
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KHS Collections Corner: Inventory Boosting Collections Accessibility

By Deborah Rose Van Horn, Registrar If you have been checking this blog it may seem like the Museum Collections and Exhibitions team has been really quiet recently.  However, we have been very busy starting a large-scale project that will improve the accessibility of our collections for everyone. What is this project? It is a wall-to-wall inventory of our co
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