FSC English professor and McKeel Academy student create archive display at Roux Library
LAKELAND, Fla. (Oct. 20, 2008) — Dr. Catherine R. Eskin, associate professor of English at Florida Southern College, is working with McKeel Academy student Brittany Allison on projects associated with the Temple Emanuel Archive Project begun by Eskin earlier this year. Allison’s first project during her 8-week internship at FSC was assisting Eskin as she set up a display of items in the Roux Library from the archives of Temple Emanuel, a synagogue in Lakeland. The items, from the Selma and Lester Wishnatzki Collection, include photos and ephemera dating from the first decade of the twentieth century to the middle of the 1940s. The exhibit will be up through October.
Allison’s interests include computer programs, web design and Flash programming. She was intrigued when she heard that Eskin was creating an on-line archive and wanted to help. “I like designing web pages and I thought I could really help out while learning more about my interest,” Allison said. She is doing a variety of tasks, including scanning slides, digitally altering images and creating a structure and design for a web page.
Eskin, who has worked with McKeel seniors as interns for the last three years, was excited that a computer-skilled student would be helping with the project. “I immediately put her to work manipulating some slides from the 1950s that have been gathering dust,” Eskin says. “Brittany knew just what to do and is making short work of the project.”
Allison, a Lakeland resident, is a senior at McKeel.