by John Esh
After graduation, I came to the conclusion that I would rather spend my time curating cultural artifacts after they’d been brought back from various sites, rather than be the one who spent hours in the field. So I decided to pursue an MLIS with an archival focus at Emporia State University (much like several of the other past and present student workers here). As well as working here, I volunteer at Lewis & Clark’s archives (taking over a project that Rosie started there) and also barista and bartend.
When I graduate, I’m hoping to find work in a museum, anthropological department, or historical society working with artifact collections.
While here at OHSU, as well as processing more document focused collections, it looks like I’ll be helping to organize and process some of the fascinating medical tools and objects in the artifact collection, putting my archaeological skills to good use. I’m more than looking forward to sharing some of my favorite finds with you here on this blog.