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MEET THE INTERNS>>ALEX

Click on Alex's picture to learn more about becoming the next Campbell House intern!

Click on Alex’s picture to learn more about becoming the next Campbell House intern!

Not all the work to be done by our volunteers and interns happens here at the Campbell House. Our next intern introduction, Alex, is hard at work parsing through archives as part of our ongoing search for Campbell-related legal documents. Here is Alex…

What are you studying and where? A BA in History at UMSL.

Why Campbell House? Because it is where I was assigned [Ed. note: Well, yes, we do like to keep on UMSL’s radar, so they’ll direct interns in our direction who have never heard or thought about us before. You don’t have to know anything about Campbell House to do valuable work here!].

What are you working on at CHM? I am working on the Campbell Family Legal Legacy Project [Ed. note: We’ve noted before this involves trips to the St. Louis Circuit Court and Missouri State Archives office to dig up old files].

When you aren’t having a blast at Campbell House, what are you doing? Hanging out with friends and family. I enjoy movies, traveling, theater, and hiking!

What is your favorite thing about CHM so far? I have loved looking through all the old documents at the Missouri State archives.

iPhone or Android? Actually, I have a Windows phone [Take that, Apple and Google!].

Favorite color? Blue&Green

Favorite band/singer? Frank Turner

Andy Warhol said that everyone gets their 15 minutes of fame. What happened in your 15 minutes? I was in the newspaper as a child visiting the Magic House.

If you could be teleported anywhere in the world right now, where would you go? I would love to see Machu Pichu in Peru.

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MEET THE INTERNS>>CAITIE

Intern Caitie

Intern Caitie has settled in quickly and is diving deep into the Campbell’s history. Click her picture to learn more about becoming an intern!

A new semester means new interns and new, exciting projects here at the Campbell House! Our interns range from newcomers to recent graduates to a former intern who is back for more through a work-study program. They’re already hard at work making headway in various projects. We’ll start our introductions with Caitie. Take it away…

What are you studying and where? I’ve just graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Bachelor of Arts in History. I hope to attend graduate school in St. Louis in the fall.

Why Campbell House? I’ve always enjoyed houses-turned museums; they constituted many family vacations as a child. Learning about the history of St. Louis through a family and their home is a joy!

What are you working on at CHM? I’m currently doing a lot of reading about the Campbells and shadowing house tours. I’ve also just gotten started on a long-running project to create a master timeline for the Campbells: what they were doing, where they were, etc.

When you aren’t having a blast at Campbell House, what are you doing? I’m usually reading, cooking , practicing yoga, catching up on my favorite British television shows, or spending time with my friends in the city.

What is your favorite thing about CHM so far? I am still amazed by the ornate Victorian furnishings and the amount of furnishing original to the house and the Campbell family [fun fact: that sense of amazement never goes away!].

iPhone or Android? Apple products all the way!

Favorite color? Green

Favorite band/singer? Twenty One Pilots

Andy Warhol said that everyone gets their 15 minutes of fame. What happened in your 15 minutes? One of my favorite bands once retweeted one of my tweets about their upcoming tour.

If you were in the Air Force, what would be your call sign? Maverick, for sure!

 

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MEET THE INTERNS>>EMILY

Last (but certainly not least) for this semester’s interns is Emily. Take it away…

What are you studying and where? I am majoring in history at the University of Missouri-St. Louis

Emily is hard at work giving tours and working on our National Historic Landmark application. Click her picture to learn more about internship and volunteer opportunities at CHM!

Emily is hard at work giving tours and working on our National Historic Landmark application. Click her picture to learn more about internship and volunteer opportunities at CHM!

Why Campbell House? I was contacted by a professor about the possibility of doing an internship at the Campbell House. After a little research on the house, I thought it would be a great place for experience.

What are you working on at CHM? Gaining more knowledge on the Campbells and their home in order to give tours and editing/updating an application to be a National Historic Landmark (Editor’s Note: Emily is picking up where several of our interns have left off. Its a lengthy process, so we’ll be at it for a while, but right now it is Emily’s torch to bear!).

When you aren’t having a blast at Campbell House, what are you doing? When school is in session, I mainly focus on that and work. Not a lot of free time…When I do have free time, I mainly just hang out with friends or go to Blues games when it’s the season (Let’s go Blues!).

What is your favorite thing about CHM so far? The fact that visitors receive a docent-led tour. When I visited before I started the internship, I was very happy with this aspect. Tours are much more interesting to me than looking on my own.

iPhone or Android? Android

Favorite Color? Blue

Favorite Band/singer? The Beatles

Andy Warhol said that everyone gets their 15 minutes of fame. What happened in your 15 minutes? That’s tough…I guess one of my proudest achievements is receiving the department award in Spanish during my senior year. At a ceremony my Spanish teacher said great things about me which was very nice!

If you found yourself in Kafka’s Metamorphosis, transformed into an insect, what would it be and why? This is probably lame, but I would say a butterfly because I feel like seeing a transformation of yourself could be very exciting and powerful!

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