MU Archives Week 4

Sara Shields

Lately I have been working on the Sisters of Mercy project that I previously mentioned in my last post. This has been very interesting to work on because prior to this project, I was fairly unfamiliar with the Sisters of Mercy and their lasting impacts on the university. This week I have been writing biographies for seven Sisters of Mercy that influenced Misericordia. They include: Sister Annunciata Merrick, Sister Catherine McGann, Sister Marianna Gildea, Sister Eulalia Herron, Sister Celestine McHale, Sister Mary Glennon, and Sister Miriam Gallagher. Along with writing biographies on them, I have been compiling metadata on the pictures and objects in the archives that will be used for the institutional repository.

I have also started considering the topic of an exhibit that I will be curating on the Sisters of Mercy. It will be a small online exhibit using sources from the MU Archives. I am excited to be curating another exhibit after finishing one last semester. Along with this exhibit on the Sisters of Mercy, I will also be curating another for HIS 492: History in the Professions Thesis, a class I am taking this semester. I am happy to be gaining this much experience!

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