Owen Szafran

While we weren’t able to go to the historical society, we had a really interesting meeting on Tuesday with Nat Wilson, the digital archivist. It was really useful and interesting to see how we can search the archives and look at past Carletonian articles. I also found the artifacts that he brought out, particularly about the women’s league cabin, to be really cool. Starting with the pictures showing the “intended” use of the cabin, showing properly dressed women and veteran students in uniform having wholesome fun. In contrast, the letters he had from later on painted a different picture, as they detailed the break-ins and parties that had occurred at the cabin. Thus, we see through this a living history of the cabin and the change in its use over time, all left to us through the material culture.