Welcome Summer 2024 MTU Archives Intern

On behalf of the Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections, in partnership with the Friends of the Michigan Tech Library, we hope you will help us welcome our new Archives Intern for summer 2024!

Katie Higley was was selected as the Friends of the Michigan Tech Library Archives Intern after a competitive national call for applicants. While in Houghton, Katie will be assisting in regular archival duties, including reference and research support services, outreach, and collections processing. Our staff are so happy to have Katie join the team for our busy summer season and we hope you will help make her feel at home this summer. Below, please take a moment to get to know Katie as she introduces herself in her own words. Welcome, Katie!


My name is Katie Higley (She/Her), and I am excited to be the Archives Intern for Summer 2024. I am glad to be spending my summer in the beautiful UP. I have a Bachelor of Science in Public History from Central Michigan University (CMU). This fall, I am heading into the second year of my Master of Science in Library and Information Science (MSLIS) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. I stumbled into archival work by accident as a freshman at CMU. At CMU, I was a student worker on the Clarke Historical Libraries film project, which involved processing, describing, and rehousing reels of Channel 9&10 News.  From working in the Clarke, I decided to head down the archival career path by starting my MSLIS. I have spent the last year as a Graduate Assistant at the Archives Research Center and a Graduate Hourly for Media Preservation at the University of Illinois. I enjoy working with collections related to student life, sports, and film. 

I am looking forward to my time in Houghton and learning more about the town and its people through the rich archival collections at the Michigan Tech Archives. 

For more information on the Friends of the Michigan Tech Library Internship Program or to set up a time to welcome our new intern, please call the archives at (906) 487-2505 or e-mail us at copper@mtu.edu. The Michigan Tech Archives can also be found on Twitter: @mtuarchives and Instagram: michigantecharchives.

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