Jenna Fry, a recent graduate of Pepperdine University with a B.A. in Biology, has joined the Special Collections team. This summer, Jenna will work on several important projects including creating finding aids for University Archives collections and implementing preservation activities generously funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. In order to get to know Jenna, we asked her a few questions about her background and interest in the position. Here is what she had to say:
What is your educational background?
I recently graduated from Pepperdine this past April with a B.A. in Biology. I am also returning to Pepperdine in the fall to complete my degree and obtain my teaching certificate.
What attracted you to the Special Collections Student Assistant position?
I have always been intrigued by history. Since I was young, my family and I have traveled all across the United States visiting historical sites and landmarks. Those experiences helped me not only appreciate history but develop it into a hobby. I love reading historical literature and find myself enamored with the manuscripts and documents found in the archives. Special Collections has given me the opportunity to see and work with rare books, manuscripts, and historical documents firsthand and be a part of preserving history so that others can enjoy it as I do.
Periodically, blog posts will be created highlighting the work Jenna and other members of the Special Collections department are working on so check back frequently for updates!
If you see Jenna around the library make sure you say hi!
Questions about Special Collections and University Archives? Contact Katie Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 310-506-4323.