Digital Archive

In Fall 2018, I assisted the Manitowoc County Historical Society with its creation of their first digital archive. The archive contains over 3,000 photos taken by a local photographer, Dayrl Cornik. The photos are from the 1930’s-1980’s and include many buildings, events, and activities from Manitowoc County during that time.

My role in the creation of this archive was to go through the photos. I checked to make sure that they all had dates and locations along with the correct information for the photographer. I also uploaded the photos which went along with the information. All of this work on the archive was done in Past Perfect before it was uploaded to the website.

The digital archive is set to be revealed at the historical society’s annual member and awards banquet in 2019. Below is a link to the Manitowoc County Historical Society’s digital archive. 

Craft of History

The following document is from the Craft of History course I took at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The course focused on fake news and how historians interpret it. The course taught students the basic principles of historical research. This document is my final paper for the course. The paper had to investigate a topic that is viewed as fake news. For my paper I chose President Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis, since he has always been a favorite historical figure to me.

History 290 Final Paper