Share in our discoveries across three projects as we work to provide the first intellectual access to our hidden treasures relating to work and labor in early 20th Century New England, the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair and its period, and Boston local TV news.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010



My name is Boafoa, and as you have previously read, I am the summer intern from Wellesley College. I arrived in Bucksport about two weeks ago, and I think I'm finally starting to settle into this small, close-knit community by the beautiful and scenic Penobscot.

I spent my first week at Northeast familiarizing my self with PBCore tools and elements. That went simply enough, and I then entered in the Joshua Curtis collection. I really enjoyed the collection. There was so much parade footage, and it was interesting to see the ingenuity that went behind each small and sometimes makeshift float. I also saw footage of Enfield, Massachusetts which is now a ghost town. The majority of the town is now underneath the Quabbin reservoir, as it was flooded during the construction of the reservoir. Its almost eerie how such a thriving town can no longer be in existence.

After this, Gemma and Katrina gave me the tedious task of typing up a logbook covering over 100 reels worth of footage, which came up to about 40 pages. It took me about two weeks to complete. But I'm done with that now, and I will begin to enter the item records into the PBCore webform. The life of an intern never slows.


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