Monday, March 12, 2012

Recent Boston Atheneum Fellow

Like most scholars, Robyn McMillin had clearly prepared her one sentence description to explain her project to acquaintances, and she had to put it to use over and over as she was given a tour and introduced to members of staff; however, with each repetition, she provided more and more details and seemed to catch our interest. These tours are necessary for scholars, but we find them very helpful in getting to know exactly what a researcher needs. Robyn used an impressive combination of rare and circulating materials as she researched "all those, except Benjamin Franklin, engaged in science in the long 18th century." She officially finished last week, but we look forward to her return several times this Spring, before her research trip is over.