Abbot Public Library announced its new Marblehead Room intern, Katie Galvin. This partnership with Salem State University took root in fall 2022 when Susan Edwards, university archivist, helped store the Marblehead Room contents during the library’s renovation.
Galvin, a Haverhill native, graduated from Assumption University in 2022 with a degree in history. She’s now pursuing her master’s in history with a public history graduate certificate at Salem State.
Previously, Galvin interned at the American Independence Museum in Exeter, New Hampshire, and the Worcester Historical Museum. Her research on the Ursuline Convent riots is featured in the American Antiquarian Society’s online database. She also contributed to the Slave Adverts 250 Twitter page. Galvin now works as a historical interpreter in Concord and Salem, shedding light on topics ranging from the Revolutionary War to Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Galvin aims to digitize Salem News photography from the early 20th century to 2000s that connects to Marblehead. These images, along with a digitized clipping file, will join Salem State’s digital repository. Galvin also plans to share her discoveries in a series of library blog posts.
“I’m eager to delve into collection items and integrate the information into online databases,” Galvin said.