Local Publication Features Rachel Nellis (MSIS '16)

Rachel Nellis, an iSchool Masters student, is participating in the 2015 Frank and Peggy Steele Internship program at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. this summer. Her internship experience was captured by her hometown publication, the Kane County Chronicle. 

The Batavian, a graduate student in archival studies at the University of Texas, is one of 19 members of the 2015 Frank and Peggy Steele Internship program, a 10-week study that provides a playground for Nellis’ photographic memory.

Makes sense. She certainly handles her share of images each day.

Now in her fourth week in Cooperstown, Nellis’ primary responsibility involves processing photos provided from major league and minor league baseball clubs, titling and describing them and placing each in the Hall of Fame’s catalog record.

“I thought it would be perfect to learn more about baseball and also learn about another aspect of archives that I haven’t studied yet,” Nellis said.

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