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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>>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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MEET THE INTERNS>> ERIKA

Last week we introduced you to Steven, this week it’s intern Erika. Erika is working on the Campbell Master Timeline, and has quickly settled in to giving great tours of the house. Without further ado, here’s Erika!

What are you studying and where? Southeast Missouri State University, Bachelor of Arts in Social Science with a history concentration (Editorial Note: This degree is so new, Erika will be one of the first to graduate with it!).

Why Campbell House? Because it’s one of the things unique to St. Louis that makes it great.

Erika is hard at work on the Master Timeline project. Click on her image to learn more about interning at the Campbell House!

Erika is hard at work on the Master Timeline project. Click on her image to learn more about interning at the Campbell House!

What are you working on at CHM? Taking information and adding it to the Master Timeline. (Editorial Note: As we previously mentioned, this is an extensive project we’ve been thinking about for a long time, but our interns are finally putting into action. When it’s finished, the Master Timeline will be a GREAT resource for future researchers, and will help us pin down who went where when and why.)

When you aren’t having a blast at Campbell House, what are you doing? I work full time at the Affton License Office.

What is your favorite thing about CHM so far? Everyday there is something new, intricate, ornate, and beautiful you notice about the house, or inside the house, to look at.

iPhone or Android? iPhone. I’ve never had an Android, though, so I don’t really have enough info to loyally pick a side.

Favorite Color? Teal

Favorite band/singer? Third Eye Blind

Andy Warhol said that everyone gets their 15 minutes of fame. What happened in your 15 minutes? I was nationally recognized by my sorority last year for completing 90 community service hours in one semester.

If you were flung into the past to experience one day, what day would you choose? As sappy as it sounds, October 7, 1988, aka the day my parents got married. I think it would have been meaningful and fun to go to my parent’s wedding.

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