Congratulations to former Museum Studies student Caroline Bradford who was hired as a lab manager for documents at the Augusta Veterans Curation Program in St. Louis, Missouri, in February.
Opened in 2009, the Augusta Veterans Curation Program Laboratory is funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, which houses the Mandatory Center of Expertise for artifact curation.
According to their website, they are currently working on an archival project for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District’s Public Affairs Office. Staff members are cataloging, cleaning and scanning historic photographs that document the 1927 and 1951 flooding of the Mississippi River and its tributaries. The images record the initial damage and recovery efforts to deal with the aftermath. Many of these photographs are one of kind, so creating digital copies of them is crucial for their preservation.
Caroline says she enjoys working with veterans and is learning a lot about management.