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At the Historic American Building Survey (HABS), documentation begins with comprehensive fieldwork of the structure in question. The second project that my team and I worked on documenting this summer was a traditional nineteenth-century DC row house located on T Street, near the hustle and bustle of the U Street Corridor.
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Founded in the 1930s as part of FDR’s New Deal projects, the Historic American Building Survey (HABS) has produced a vast and varied archive of the nation’s historic architecture. Composed of measured drawings, large-format black and white photography, and historic reports,
Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Adios, Nebraska

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It’s hard to believe that time has gone that fast, but today was officially my last shift as the Latino Heritage Intern at Homestead National Monument of America. It was an exciting journey, and I am glad I was able to share my experiences through this blog.
Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Representing (pt. 2)

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Using photogrammetry to create a three dimensional digital model is something I haven’t done before, so I was excited to learn. It is a tedious process that requires a lot of patience and diligence. The process requires multiple images and angles of small, overlapping sections.
Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Representing (pt. 3)

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One of the more difficult tasks I’m dealing with is trying to figure out how to best represent Ku’uipo’s transom. The transom is the flat back end of the boat; the back of a boat is called the stern. One of the issues making it so hard is that there is a lot of material, historic and newer, that is overlapping each other.
Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Working with the Youth Conservation Corps

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As I said in the first post, my job is working with the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). They are local high school kids who live in the Grand Canyon year round. I have been mostly working with the interpretation kids, which consists of around five kids. We go see ranger talks in order to prepare them for their own program that they will give to an audience by the end of their season. We also…
Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Back to the Topic

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Now that I’m back from Colorado, I only have one more week left with my internship. It was great meeting everyone, and was fun for the most part. However, now I have a whole mess of work to get done and not much time to do it.
Friday, August 03, 2018

What I Found

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As I have described in previous posts, one of the things I have worked on throughout this internship was a research project about Latino homesteaders in Arizona. When I wasn’t helping out with the visitors or working on transcribing the oral histories, I was looking over Homestead entries through land patents issued by the Bureau of Land Management.
Friday, August 03, 2018

Representing (Part 1)

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One of our tasks at the Small Boat Shop at San Francisco Maritime has been to figure out some representational images for our larger Historic Structure Report project, using a number of methods like photogrammetry, digital photography, and Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to best represent a utilitarian and readily legible set of images. Since the goal of this project to benefit future conservators, preservationists, curators, and others who wish to inquire about the cultural and…
Friday, August 03, 2018

Culture is Alive

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Hello again everyone, it’s me Jonatan Sanabria. Today I’ll be sharing what my project is and why I am interning in New Orleans, Louisiana. To start off, I am working in the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park (JAZZ) as part of the LHIP group. The whole point of me being chosen to be here is to help get started on Latino Heritage Week for JAZZ.
Friday, August 03, 2018

Rim to Rim!

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When I was interviewing for this position I learned that towards the end of the season all the kids were going to do a rim-to-rim hike. I was a little nervous when I first heard about this, but I was also excited. As I said in a previous blog, I started preparing for this hike by spending my days off going into the canyon and getting farther and farther every weekend.
Friday, August 03, 2018

Summer is Going by too Fast

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Hello! One more blog down, and one more to go. This week has been another great week with the camp kids. We had a small group of bright students come down from Cresson Elementary in the town of Cripple Creek. Cripple Creek is a small town about 30 minutes south of the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument (FLFO), and since they were closer we had more time for activities.
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As I began to prepare for the Colorado conference and wrap up my internship, I got some exciting news…Shenandoah National Park wanted to extend my internship until September 3rd! I accepted, of course, and after the conference I will transfer into being an intern for the Shenandoah Trust Fund. Since almost all the other interns are leaving, I will continue to present programs and work at the desk. I can’t wait to see the leaves…
Friday, August 03, 2018

Latino Conservation Week

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We had a very successful Latino Conservation Week event this week! The name of the event was “Latino Conservation Celebration Day at Fire Island.” I was very nervous the week before the event. For instance, I had nerves about the weather.
Friday, August 03, 2018

A Lesson in Time Management

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I must say I don’t think I have ever felt so busy in my life. There is so much to plan and prepare for, and I feel like the time is slipping away. I would usually consider myself someone who is great at planning, but it seems as if I can’t catch up. Don’t take this complaining – I thrive the most when I’m busy.
Friday, August 03, 2018

A New Chapter

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I apologize to the organizers and everyone else who wanted to read my blog Monday, as I wanted to experience the last day at Little River Canyon National Preserve (LIRI) before I started my blog. What can I say is I like to be in the moment! But almost every goodbye comes with sadness, as I have made a lot of bonds and friendships during my short time at LIRI. I got to meet interesting …
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