Margaret Burroughs

Call Me Ted Lemmon

By: Elise Zerega (BMRC Processing Intern) 

You don’t have a name like Eugene Pieter Romayn Feldman and not live up to it. That it was I discovered while processing arguably my favorite collection at the DuSable Museum of African American History, the Eugene Feldman papers. Since my time at DuSable is now at a close, I felt it fitting to detail what made this collection stand out as an intern archivist.

Lessons from a Novice Archivist by Elise Zerega, Novice Archivist.

By: Elise Zerega (BMRC Processing Intern)
  • People choose to save some pretty random things.

As a current history student, I find myself wondering what, if anything, I should be saving for future historians. Sometimes doing archival work, you wonder, why would anyone think this would be necessary to future historians? Dr. Margaret Burroughs, founder of the DuSable Museum of African American History, saved three to four copies of nearly every piece of correspondence sent out with regards to The Friends of the Elam Home Foundation.

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