|Project Title||WWI American Cemetery Archival Collections Research: St. Mihiel American Cemetery Missing Years|
|Project Summary||Established by Congress in 1923, the American Battle Monuments Commission commemorates the service, achievements, and sacrifice of U.S. armed forces where they have served overseas. Research is needed to identify archival sources for the period between 1918-1934 for St. Mihiel American Cemetery.|
|Agency||American Battle Monuments Commission|
|Number of Interns||1|
St. Mihiel American Cemetery and Memorial (SMAC) in France, 40.5 acres in extent, contains the graves of 4,153 of our military dead. The majority of these died in the offensive that resulted in the reduction of the St. Mihiel salient that threatened Paris.
ABMC lacks sufficient archival documentation about SMAC between 1918 and 1934.
The virtual intern will be tasked with conducting extensive, detailed, and well-documented, archival research with citations using a variety of original sources to compile as much information as possible about these missing years for SMAC. There is information online about SMAC, but it is not cohesive or easily accessible for use by ABMC.
The final product will be a report for ABMC use describing the archival and collection materials located about SMAC from this period, including digital copies of photographs and documents to include: narrative, index, and source and copyright information consistent with rigorous historical research methods.
|Ability to determine veracity of information and trustworthiness of source|
|Ability to convert graphics to reusable, editable formats that are compatible with with standard Microsoft Office suite|
Interest and knowledge about WWI will be helpful.
This project is an initiative of the Collections & Preservation Directorate of the Overseas Operations Office of the American Battle Monuments Commission. For more information about ABMC and MAAC, please visit: www.abmc.gov.