Katie Kitner

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  • Intern: Katie Kitner
  • Placement: Cumberland County Archives
  • Website: http://www.ccpa.net/index.aspx?nid=2566

The Cumberland County Archives manages thousands of documents dating from 1750 to the present day. Many of these documents are still kept in their original offices of origin. My particular internship involves working with the “Board of Relief” papers, a committee set up by the county commissioners during the Civil War to provide monthly monetary allowances to the dependant families of enlisted soldiers, much like the modern day welfare system. A soldier’s wife (and in some cases parent or sibling) was to receive $6 per month, while each child under the age of 12 was to receive $2. So far these papers have provided crucial insight into what things were like for the families at home, and the letters that accompany them are equally as interesting. The many skills I have learned, like conservation techniques, and knowledge of archival terminology and the structure of government records will serve me well in my future in the public history field.

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Cumberland County Archival Internship  
The intern will work independently and in team
collaboration supervised by the Cumberland County
Archivist and her staff in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. 
This internship will include a stipend and travel
expenses up to $500.
Contact Dr. Dieterich-War
d for more information.
Archival Records Internship    
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives, through the Bipartisan Management Committee, is sponsoring an Archival Records Internship at the State Capitol in Harrisburg. The internship is an opportunity to work directly with the historical records and materials of the House of Representatives. Students will have the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge to real work situations while exploring career options. Contact Dr. Dieterich-Ward for more information.   



History/Philosophy Department

122-124 Dauphin Humanities Center
Shippensburg University
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257

Dr. Steven Burg, Chair 

Janice Reed, Secretary

Tel: 717-477-1621
Fax: 717-477-4062