(Photo used with permission of Alex Ames)
The collections of the Provincial Archives are a rich source for research in many subjects. On Friday, we welcomed Alex Ames a graduate student from the University of Delaware, Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, whose research focused on curriculum at St. Joseph’s Academy in the 1820s, in particular the embroidery made by the students there. A few of the embroideries from our collection can be seen in the photo. Alex is seen here taking a digital picture from an early ledger of St. Joseph’s Academy.