Junior Kathryn Stutz will be delivering a presentation about her AHSS Summer Research Project this afternoon as part of the Collins Library’s Behind the Archives Door series. Kathryn’s fascinating project employed methods and approaches she developed in SOAN, but successfully found a rich interdisciplinary vein to explore — one that is very much about Puget Sound’s early environmental work. Key Information:
What: Murray Johnson collection on the Cape Thompson Environmental Impact Report, 1946-1978
When: Tuesday, March 1, 4:00 to 5:00
Where: Collins Library, Archives and Special Collections, 2nd floor
More: light refreshments will be provided
More information: Kathryn received a 2015 AHSS Summer Research Award to work on the archival material transferred from the Slater Museum of Natural History to the Archives & Special Collections. These letters, biological records, and other historical documents center around a significant event in the history of the modern environmental movement: the development and eventual rejection of ‘Project Chariot,’ a proposal by the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) to use nuclear blasts to create a harbor in northern Alaska. Kathryn arranged and described the Murray Johnson collection on the Cape Thompson Environmental Impact Report, 1946-1978, as well as conducted research in Alaska this past summer. Join us as Kathryn discusses the collection and her research.
Hope to see you there!