Thank you Kathryn!

LaRC intern Kathryn Rumer
LaRC intern Kathryn Rumer recently completed her MLIS from the LSU SLIS program. Kathryn made significant contributions to the Louisiana Research Collection since she began volunteering with us two years ago, and during her time as our first Pie Dufour Carnival intern. Kathryn was very involved with the creation of LaRC’s online Carnival collection. This included creating metadata for approximately 6,000 float and costume designs, digitizing the costume designs, and uploading the digital images and the metadata to the LOUIS Digital Library to create the online Carnival Collection. She also completely reboxed the Carnival ephemera collection, and created an Archon finding aid for the Carnival collection. The Carnival Collection’s finding aid currently has 281 Krewes listed as well as complete and accurate inventory lists of float and costume designs, float bulletins, and photographs. We hope to release this finding aid to the public within the next year. Her work in these areas has been a major contribution to the further scholarship on New Orleans carnival history and culture. Kathryn will be returning to her home state of California.

We wish Kathryn the best as she embarks on the next phase of her career.

Posted by Eira Tansey.


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