In the summer of 2017, I interned at the Shaker Historical Society. One of my projects was to research restrictive covenants in Shaker Heights, Ohio and the lengths the community went to in order to keep their Clevland suburb white. Most of the sources for this research were in the Shaker Historical Society’s Archives and library. The county property records were initially accessed in person at the assessor’s office and later by way of their digital archive.
In the fall of 2017, I researched mental health in Eastern Washington from the late territorial period to early statehood. In addition to a long essay, the research was also used to write two separate but equally interesting articles for Spokane Historical. The primary sources I used were newspaper articles, probate court case files, and hospital reports, additionally, I used a number of secondary sources.