Lewis student works to preserve history in Lockport area

Lewis student works to preserve local history through Lockport Woman’s Club internship

Published: March 17, 2014.


Samantha Glackin

Lewis University student Samantha Glackin of Moline, Ill. is spending her spring semester organizing materials to produce metadata and uploading materials to digital collections as part of the Lockport Woman’s Club/Pat Darin Internship.

“I am honored to be Lockport Woman’s Club intern. It is such a privilege to have this opportunity,” said Glackin, a sophomore majoring in history and secondary education. “From this internship, I hope to gain knowledge that will make me the best teacher that I can be. I hope to learn more about library resources.”

Glackin will work on the Bruce Cheadle donation to the Adelmann Regional History Collection at Lewis University. The Cheadle family owned a two-story home in Lockport. Dr. Dennis Cremin, history professor and internship supervisor, commented, “The Cheadle papers are an important part of the collection, which provides key insights into Lockport’s history. Glackin is the perfect candidate to preserve this family’s precious gifts to the community with these treasures of the past.”

She will work closely with Robert Pruter, Lewis University reference/government documents librarian. Glackin will begin with organization of materials to producing metadata and uploading the materials to a digital collection.

This is the fifth year of the internship, a partnership between Lockport Woman’s Club and Lewis University. Named for Pat Darin, long-time volunteer at the Will County Historical Society and member of the Lockport Women’s Club, the internship is awarded to a history student interested in learning more about local history. For completed work, the student will receive a stipend of $2,000.

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