June 13, 2008 Library of Congress Appoints 50 Junior Fellows To Summer Internship Program

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A 1900 blueprint for a proposed expansion of the White House; a 1906 photograph of baseball great Cy Young; a typescript of Cole Porter’s 1916 debut Broadway musical, “See America First”; a 1954 home movie of Marilyn Monroe; and an orchestral score by Jerry Goldsmith for the 1968 film “Planet of the Apes”: These are just a few of the examples of treasures found in the Library of Congress by Junior Fellows Summer Interns. This summer, 50 college students from across the country will reprise the annual “treasure hunt” as participants in the Library’s 2008 Junior Fellows Summer Internship program. A panel of Library curators and specialists has selected the students from more than 200 applicants. During the 10-week paid internship program (June 2-Aug. 8), students will be exposed to a broad spectrum of library work: preservation, reference, access standards, information management and the U.S. copyright system. Working closely with Library staff in various curatorial divisions, they will locate and itemize uncataloged, non-book materials submitted to the Library through the copyright registration process or received as gifts. In the past, summer interns have identified hundreds of literary, artistic, film and musical gems as prime examples of past American creativity. The summer internship program, which is an extension of the Library’s Junior Fellows Program, is made possible through the generosity of the late Mrs. Jefferson Patterson and the James Madison Council, a private-sector advisory group. Founded in 1800, the Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and the largest library in the world, with more than 138 million items in various languages, disciplines and formats. The U.S. Copyright Office in the Library of Congress has served as the national registry for creative works since 1870. During the past 138 years, more than 32 million works of authorship — most of which represent forms of creativity that are uniquely American — have been registered for copyright protection. Many of these items have been selected for inclusion in the Library’s unparalleled collection. As the world’s largest repository of knowledge and creativity, the Library of Congress is a symbol of democracy and the principles on which this nation was founded. Today the Library serves the U.S. Congress and the nation both on-site, in its 22 reading rooms on Capitol Hill, and through its award-winning Web site at www.loc.gov. For more information about internships and employment at the Library, go to www.loc.gov/hr/employment/. 2008 CLASS OF JUNIOR FELLOWS SUMMER INTERNS Anna P. Alfeld, Utah, University of Cincinnati, Special Materials Cataloging Division Jessica Ann Anderson, Virginia, Old Dominion University, Music Division Naomi Berlin, Florida, Tufts University, African & Middle Eastern Division Benjamin M. Boss, Michigan, Wayne State, Prints & Photographs Division Thomas H. Boston, Mississippi, Penn State, Geography & Map Division Sara “Cassie” Brand, Maryland, Goucher College, Rare Book and Special Collections Division Mariana E. Brandman, Ohio, Yale, African & Middle Eastern Division Nicole C. Calderone, Michigan, College of Wooster, Prints & Photographs Division Suzanne Capehart, Virginia, College of Wooster, Geography & Map Division Carrie E. Crook, Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division Sarah D’Antonio, Virginia, Mary Washington, Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division Amy Jo Damitz, Michigan, UCLA , Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division Anna C. Davis, Ohio, Wright State, Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division John DeVivi, Virginia, Germanna Community College, Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division Dan Tam Thi Do, Illinois, Indiana University, Music Division Talia M. Earle, Minnesota, University of Minnesota, Prints & Photographs Division Colleen Fredericks, California, Georgetown University, Prints & Photographs Division Amber Gray Maryland, University of Maryland, Geography & Map Division Melanie Griffin, S.Carolina,. Univ. of S. Carolina, Rare Book and Special Collections Division Mark W. Henry, Maryland, Univ. of St. Andrews, Manuscript Division Jinhe Hu, Illinois, Naperville North H.S., Regional and Cooperative Cataloging Division Martha G. Jenks, Texas, University of Texas, Rare Book and Special Collections Division Amber Kohl, Connecticut, University. of Conn., Rare Book and Special Collections Division Adrienne Leo, Virginia, University of Michigan, American Folklife Center Peter Libero, N. Carolina, University of Maryland, Rare Book and Special Collections Division Nicholas J. Mangus, Virginia, Penn State, Asian Division Claire Maude, Illinois, American University, Special Materials Cataloging Division Sara E. McIntire, Maryland, Frostburg State, Geography & Map Division Janet S. McKinney, Mass., Catholic University, Special Materials Cataloging Division Nicholas G. Moore, Virginia, Lynchburg College, Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division Tara Lynn Neely, Ohio, Kent State, Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division Kandice Newren, Utah, Utah State, Copyright Office Sarah Nolan, Virginia, College of William and Mary, Hispanic Division Daniel J. O’Brien, California, Georgetown University, Rare Book and Special Collections Division Samantha Lee Oddi, Virginia, University of Virginia, Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division Blaise Odle, Indiana, Salve Regina University, Prints & Photographs Division Christina Olink, Connecticut, Univ. of Massachusetts, Asian Division Emilie Raymer, Virginia, College of William and Mary, Serials & Government Publications Laura Rhoades, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division Patrick Salvo, New York, Georgetown University, Geography & Map Division Lauren N. Schott, Virginia, Sarah Lawrence College, Geography & Map Division Seth E. Silbiger, Maryland, Yeshiva of Greater Washington, Regional & Cooperative Cataloging Division Patrick Smith, Minnesota, Univ. of Minnesota, Rare Book and Special Collections Division Adam Thaxter, Virginia, Mary Washington, Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division Katherine Thaxter, Virginia, University of Virginia Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division Maribeth Theroux, Massachusetts, Pace University, Manuscript Division Lauren Wallace, Virginia, Texas Tech, Serials & Government Publications Lydia Welhan, Idaho, Indiana University, Music Division Danielle Wilt, Pennsylvania, York College, Special Materials Cataloging Division Pang Houa Xiong, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin, Geography and Map Division

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PR 08-113
2008-06-13
ISSN 0731-3527