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Interactive Photo Exhibit: Jack Corn Collection

Dean's Fellows - Emily Cook Meets With Jack Corn

Jack Corn meets with Dean's Fellow Emily Cook to assist with the curatorial development of the Jack Corn Collection.

Article: Episode 34 – Student Learning on Display: Interactive Photo Exhibit

Jack Corn’s donation of Appalachian photographs adds important chapter to Library Special Collections

About the Project

Emily Cook, the 2011-12 Dean’s Fellow, assisted with the curatorial development of an exhibit for the library’s interactive touchscreen, located on the first floor of the Central Library. Emily was given full access to a collection of 120 digitized photographs by photographer Jack Corn, photographs of men, women, and children living in the coal-mining regions of Appalachia during the second half of the 20th century. Her task was to select approximately 50 from the collection of 120 photographs and to add metadata and write descriptions  for each.

Emily Cook

About the Fellow

Emily Carlton Cook graduated from Vanderbilt in May 2012 with a double major in political science and French. She studied abroad in fall 2010 in the Vanderbilt-in-France program, was a member of the National French Honor Society and the National Political Science Honor Society. Emily interned at the Millennium Gate Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, where she created a digital archive system for the museum’s collections, wrote label copy, and supported grant writing.