Archives Fellows and Interns

2019/2020 Processing Fellow – Jeanie Pai 

Jeanie is currently a student in the GSLIS program while also serving as an Operations & Production Coordinator for an event company that runs educational games in museums and historical cities. Born and raised in Queens, she is influenced by stories of people from all backgrounds and beliefs. Her pursuit in archives comes from an interest in community and history, and it is her vision to be an impactful archivist who helps amplify the voices of community members, especially from those unheard. During her spare time, she enjoys painting, bookbinding, visiting museums, and catching a film at Kew Gardens Cinemas!

2019/2020 Digital Projects Fellow – Tom Gubernat

Tom is a Media Archivist and Filmmaker working within the Archives of Medgar Evers College. His work has screened at True/False, AFI Docs, Doc NYC, and the New Orleans Film Festival. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Film from Hunter College and is currently pursuing a Masters of Library and Information Studies from Queens College. His interests examine the overlap between the practices of documentary filmmaking and archival preservation.

The 2019/2020 Archival Graduate Fellowships Program is made possible due to the generosity of the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. Graduate Fellows will be working on a project to “Establish a Memory Lab for Campus and Community Engagement.”

Fall 2019 SEEK History Project Intern – Reign McConnell

Reign is an undergraduate SEEK student majoring in English with plans of pursuing a Masters of Library and Information Studies degree afterwards. She volunteered in her high school library at John Bowne for 3 years and then volunteered at the Queens Public Library for an additional year. She has a strong interest in reading during her free time as well as creative writing, mainly short stories and prose pieces.

Many thanks to Queens College SEEK Program for funding the SEEK History Project Internship. Reign will be working with Outreach Archivist Obden Mondesir to document the history of Queens College SEEK through oral histories and archival processing.

PRIOR Fellowships

Spring 2019 Fellowships were made possible due to the generosity of J. Chester Johnson and Steven Errera.

Spring 2019 Archival Instruction Fellow – Max Thorn

Annie and Max

Max (pictured with Head of SCA Annie Tummino) worked with Professor Carol Giardina to integrate archival materials and instruction into the class History 392w: America in the 1960s. Learn more about Max’s work in the “Teaching with Archives” guide he helped create.

Spring 2019 Archival Processing Fellow – Abby Sumner 

Abby processed the papers of Leo Kraft, an American composer, teacher, and writer who taught at Queens College from 1947-1989. Abby published a finding aid for the collection using ArchivesSpace.