Shimer Internship/Mentorship Program (SIM), May-August 2011: Finding Aid for Stephanie Fong
Creator: Stephanie Fong
Extent: 0.25 linear foot (projected)
Processor: ...also Stephanie Fong, as well as Cassie Sherman, 2011
Access Restrictions: None, although some information may be withheld in the future for confidentiality reasons.
Usage Restrictions: Copyright for materials created by Stephanie Fong in this collection have been transferred to Shimer College.
Preferred Citation: Shimer College. blog.shimer. Stephanie Fong's SIM Program Blog Posts, 2011. Post ID.
Provenance: Stephanie Fong submitted her first post to the Shimer blog beginning on May 22, 2011 as original accession ShimerBlog2011.SF1. Anticipate forthcoming addenda ShimerBlog2011.SF2, ShimerBlog2011.SF3, ShimerBlog2011.SF4, etc..
Separations: Overly personal and/or uninteresting information.
See also: Upcoming Shimer blog posts from SIM program participants Renee Meschi, Zachary Fazio, and Blake "Landis" Masnor.
Stephanie Fong was born on March 8th, 1991 in La Grande, Oregon, where she lived for a few years before moving with her family to the suburbs outside Portland, OR. She is the oldest of four children (Kristi, Jordan, and Selena). She graduated from Oregon Episcopal School in 2009. During her high school years, she stage-managed half a dozen theatrical performances and enjoyed studying languages, history, and science. Last month, she completed her second year at Shimer College in Chicago, IL. Some of her favorite readings this past semester included Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil, Confucius's Analects, Alpers's and Baxandahl's Tiepolo and the Pictorial Intelligence, and Keller's "Feminism and Science". When she is not reading for class, working in the Dean's/Registrar's office, or in Administrative Committee meetings, she likes to go thrift store shopping, attend the opera, and bake bread. After Shimer, she is thinking about pursuing a career in historic preservation.
This summer, she has an internship at the Women and Leadership Archives (WLA) on Loyola University Chicago's campus in Rogers Park. Open to the public, the WLA houses collections from regional organizations and individual women alike with a focus on social justice activism, feminist theology, and the records of Mundelein College. The WLA also works closely with "projects and programs that support women's scholarship, education, and networking." (For more information, visit the website here.)
Due to the organization's small size--the current staff consists of three graduate students in the combined degree program at Dominican for MLIS and Loyola for a Master of Arts in Public History, and two interns--the environment at the WLA is comfortable and flexible. As an intern, Stephanie will have the opportunity to work on a variety of different projects throughout the summer related to the management and maintenance of the collection, including processing collections, conducting research on peer institutions, reviewing and critically evaluating current materials, reorganizing the collection, and creating both physical and online exhibits for display.
Scope and Content
Stephanie's blog posts will measure approximately 0.25 linear foot when completed and will span the summer of 2011. The internship began last week (May 16, 2011), and will continue through mid-August, 2011. The posts will be organized chronologically and will contain written information as well as photographs and maybe other things, too. Subjects that will be covered in the collection include the SIM-sponsored internship as well as her personal life, Shimer College, the city of Chicago, summer-related events, and more.
Check back later for further developments.