Eleanor Dickson

  • Graduate Student, Photo Collection Intern (Briscoe Center for American History)
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Twitter: @EllieDickson

I am a graduate student in the School of Information at UT. I have a double major in History and English with a minor in Italian Studies from UC Santa Barbara. Since starting at UT in August, I have been working to round the learning curve of all of the tech-based skills I need to acquire. I am currently writing a paper using photographs of Houston during WWII as primary historical evidence. I am also writing a paper on the pedagogical function of archival materials in the classroom. I don't think google is making me dumber; I do think we (archivists and information folks) should be doing more to make sure that the content we put up on the web is more easily found and can be used for more than novel browsing.