SPOOM Archives Intern
Kimberly, who was also an intern in 2011, returned to finish her work in the Society for the Preservation of Old Mills (SPOOM) archives. She spent most of her time organizing and cataloguing the large postcard, slide, and photograph collection. This collection is organized by state so researchers can easily find mills. Kimberly also worked on several large collections including the Esther Middlewood and David Hines collections.
Dabbs Woodfin Intern
Anne finished the organization and cataloguing of the Newlin Grist Mill archival collection. She processed and re-housed the Concord Mill records collection and the NGM photograph collection. In addition to her work in the archives, Anne worked with archaeology collections and completed research on the topic of historic lighting. Anne processed and catalogued the Polecat Road House archaeology collection that is owned by the Concord Township Historical Society. Anne graduated in 2012 with a B.A. degree in American History and Material Culture Studies from the University of Delaware.
Joe volunteered as a research intern during the summer of 2012. He worked on researching furnishings for the mill during the mid-18th century, colonial foodways in Chester and Delaware Counties, historical milling technologies, and historical land use for the Newlin Grist Mill area. He learned about the importance of mills in colonial life and said “they were essential to colonial life, simply by providing a constant source of power. The level of engineering knowledge required to establish and maintain a mill in the 18th century astounds me.” Joe graduated in 2011 with a B.A. in history from Lehigh University. He then enrolled in the M.A. program in history with a concentration in public history at Lehigh University.