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Tracing the Movement of Populations in North America

About the Project

The project entails planning and creating 2 exhibits in the Central lobby relating to population movements in (1) North America and (2) Latin America and the Caribbean based primarily on our special collections. The Latin American component will be integrated into the research methods course taught by Covington and Robinson (History). Schultz will collaborate with available history faculty.

Janna Adelstein  worked with history bibliographer Jason Schultz to curate the exhibition “Tracing the Movement of Populations: American Legacies of Expansion and Removal” which traced migration by Native Americans, Japanese Americans, and by Tennesseans traveling west in the 19th century. She helped to select items for the exhibition, wrote interpretive text and metadata for the touch screen, and entered content into the Omeka website. She presented on her work to the library staff and also at the reception opening.

Janna Adelstein

About the Fellow

Janna Adelstein is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences from New York City majoring in American History and Art History. Currently, she is working on her history honors thesis on refugees from the Iranian Revolution who sought asylum in the United States. She is a congressional intern for Congressman Jim Cooper (TN - 05) and an editor for the Vanderbilt Historical Review.

Fellowship: Tracing the Movement of Populations in North America