Interns from the Special Collections Research Center Learning Lab presented the projects representing the culmination of their work during the 2016 – 2017 academic year during an event on April 14, 2016. The interns spent the year processing and researching the archival collections of the Frankel and Curtis architectural drawings collection. The collection consists of the files of the Frankel and Curtis architectural firm, a leader in designing buildings in Kentucky in the 19th and 20th centuries.
The interns each spoke on a facet of the collection, detailing analyses of material culture, race relations, and history drawn from the primary source documents.
Six interns worked in the Learning Lab this year, supervised by Learning Lab manager Stacie Williams. The interns this year were as follows: Nick Hodge, a sophomore architecture major with a minor in environmental studies and sustainability from Lexington; Sommer Cade, a sophomore architecture major from Louisville; Steve Ngandu-Sankayi, a sophomore architecture major with a minor in French from the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Abby King, a sophomore majoring in history and classics from Lexington; Daria Goncharova, a senior English major from Russia; and Aaron Mueller, a sophomore computer science and linguistics major from Louisville.