Wisconsin Welcomes New National Digital Newspaper Program Staff

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The Wisconsin Historical Society is pleased to welcome Randi Ramsden as Project Assistant to the National Digital Newspaper Program.  Randi recently graduated from Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany, were she earned an MA in American Studies; her thesis "A real poor folks’ movement”? – A Critical Analysis of the White Community Project in the Freedom Summer (1964) utilized collections at WHS. While an undergraduate, Randi spent a year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, interned for the WHS Press, and worked with the Freedom Summer project providing social media support. Randi brings to her new role experience working with WHS’s extensive newspaper collection, recently publishing an article in the Wisconsin Magazine of History on the collection, and personal experience using Chronicling America for research.  Her primary responsibilities will be assisting with quality control of files and metadata, as well as project outreach.  We’re delighted Randi is joining our team!

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