NSLM Archive Interns


Lauren Garcia (Summer 2015)

Lauren Garcia spent the summer of 2015 interning at the National Sporting Library & Museum. She graduated from the University of Mary Washington in May 2015 with a Bachelor's Degree in History. During her time in school, Lauren acquired knowledge of The Great War, Forgery in History, Native Americans, United States cities and their development, the Civil War, and other topics. Lauren's main passion is for 18th and 19th Century American history. She is planning on going back to school in order to receive her teaching certification and Master's Degree in Social Studies Education in order to teach history at middle and high school levels. She hopes to one day to earn her PhD and become a university professor.

Lauren currently resides in Purcellville, VA, where she has lived for the past 13 years with her parents, brother, and dog, Chester. When not working, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading both fiction and nonfiction books, traveling to historical sites (her favorites include Monticello and Williamsburg), exercising, and striving to continue finding happiness in every aspect of her life.

Lauren's 2015 internship produced an online archival exhibition titled "Dorothy Neyhart's Equestrian Life."

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Emily Perdue (Winter 2016)

Emily Perdue is currently a part-time staff member of the NSLM and spent the winter of 2015-2016 working on her second internship. She first started at the NSLM in the summer of 2014 as a Library Intern. Emily graduated with her Bachelor's degree in History from Winthrop University in May 2014. During her time at Winthrop, she acquired knowledge of the Civil War, Modern American History, Latin American History, and North and South American Anthropology. Emily's main passion is 19th and 20th century American History. She is currently in graduate school to earn her Master's Degree in Library and Information Sciences at Wayne State University. She hopes to work in Archives upon receiving her Master's degree.

Emily currently resides in her hometown of Manassas, VA where she has lived for 20 years with her parents, brother, and two dogs. When not working, Emily enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling to historic sites and museums around the area (her favorites include National Museum of American History and Manassas Battlefield -- both of which inspired her love for history at a young age), reading as much as possible, and striving to continue to find a positive balance in every aspect of her life.

Emily's 2016 internship produced an online archival exhibition titled "Lucy Linn: Female Advocate of Side-Saddle in Foxhunting."

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Kerri Gonzalez (Spring 2016)

Kerri Gonzalez is a graduate student in the MLIS program at San Jose State University and has concentrated her coursework in archives and digital preservation. She spent the 2016 spring semester interning at the National Sporting Library & Museum where she gained experience in archival processing. Kerri has a passion for working with historical collections and hopes to work in the archives of a special library or museum upon graduation in December 2016.

Kerri currently lives in Ashburn, VA with her husband and three children. Over the years, her family has made frequent moves, living in five states over the past 15 years, but is now settled in the Northern Virginia area for the long term. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, reading, cooking, and gardening. Kerri also has a passion for interior design, and often has a decorating project in progress in her home.

Kerri's 2016 internship produced an online archival exhibition titled "Richard Stone Reeves: Renowned Racehorse Painter"

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