National Archives and Records Administration Research
Students hard at work in the reading room of the National Archives Building, working with the pension files and service records of Civil War soldiers.
Later in the afternoon, some students visited the Smithsonian Museum of American History, but others stayed at the Archives and received an introduction to the Papers of Abraham Lincoln by assistant editor David Gerleman.
At the end of the visit, students met David Ferriero, the Archivist of the United States.
MCEAS Undergraduate Research Workshop
On April 15-16, 2016, two of Gettysburg College's senior History majors presented their work at the Undergraduate Research Workshop sponsored by the McNeil Center for Early American Studies (MCEAS) at the University of Pennsylvania. In fall 2015, Ryan Nadeau and Sophia Vayansky were students in Professor Shannon's senior seminar, History 426: Pennsylvania's Indians. They applied to present their work at the MCEAS workshop in spring 2016. The MCEAS paired each undergraduate student with a graduate student or doctoral fellow, who read their work and commented on it at the public presentation of the students' work in April. Ryan's and Sophia's peers in the workshop came from Johns Hopkins University, Stockton College, Brigham Young University, The College of New Jersey, and Providence College.