I was just interested in doing caricatures and making compositions and drawings and sketching in black and white. I didn’t do much ratiocination, I guess. I just went around “doing my thing,” as they say now.
Guest blogger Q Miceli does some tasty research on one of Charles Sheeler's favorite desserts.
American illustrator, painter, and muralist Olive Rush wrote the above intention to keep track of her days in her 1890 diary once she found it again. Indeed, she went on to “scribble” about her life and daily activities sporadically through 1932. Her diaries include accounts of going to school, practicing her painting, and hanging out with friends—activities that are noteworthy because of her eventual career as an artist.
When I arrived at the Archives of American Art as a summer graduate intern in June, I was anxiously preparing for the large project in front of me. I was assigned to the collections processing department to work on the Holly Solomon Gallery records, a large collection measuring 225 linear feet that the Archives received in 2010.
Now that summer intern season is over, we wanted to share some experiences of former Archives of American Art interns. This is part one of a series of posts by 2009 summer intern Thomas Burns. He composed the following letter and addressed it to Archives staff at the summer’s intern farewell reception.
First Wikipedian-in-Residence for the Smithsonian Institution to Join the Archives of American Art in June
Behind-the-Scenes volunteer Gaston Lacomb shares his thoughts on transcribing and translating oral history interviews at the Archives of American Art.