The BMRC is proud to announce the Summer 2018 cohort of the Archie Motley Archival Internship Program. The mission of the Archie Motley Archival Internship Program is to develop and create meaningful and educational internship opportunities for upper-undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates in the field of cultural heritage management. The Archie Motley Archival Internship Program provides stipends to students of color to provide practical employment experience as a cultural heritage professionals working in BMRC member institutions.

Donna Edgar graduated from Dominican University in May with a Masters of Library and Information Science degree, with a specialization in Archival Studies. Ms. Edgar will be interning at the Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College Chicago on a project to archive a Chicago Hip Hop documentary collection.

Christopher Johnson is a rising second year at the University of Chicago, planning to double major in Statistics and History. Mr. Johnson will be interning at the Chicago History Museum where he will be assisting in an ongoing project to improve access to the museum’s archives and manuscripts collection by assessing, arranging, and describing an African American history collection and creating a finding aid.

Olamide Ogunbambo is a rising fourth year student at the University of Chicago, majoring in Political Science, with interests in museums and public education work. Ms. Ogunbambo will be interning at Illinois Institute of Technology University Archives and Special Collections where she will be processing the records of the Progressive Community Church of Chicago (56 E. 48th Street).