Uncovering the Lost Galleries of Stone and Wilcox: Part One
By Emily Brown, ’21
A little over a month ago, I began my new student worker position with Special Collections. I applied for this position over the summer through the new I-CORPS program that Southwestern is instituting this year and hopes to continue into the future. I-CORPS is a grant-funded project from The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations with the aim of helping juniors at Southwestern gain career experience in their chosen fields while receiving coordinating guidance from SU’s Center for Career and Professional Development. The students employed with this program are placed in various positions across campus that cover a wide range of disciplines and interests. For my position specifically, I will be working with Megan Firestone, Head of Special Collections & Archives, to research two local photographers, R.J. Stone and N.M. Wilcox, that lived in Georgetown at the turn of the 20th century. This project, which received grant funds from the Texas Historical Foundation, will include extensive research of the photographers’ lives, rehousing and reorganization of their works, and will culminate in open houses at the A. Frank Smith, Jr. Library at Southwestern and the Georgetown Public Library in the spring that will share what we have learned with the community and educate on the proper care of photographs.