Student Projects

Student Projects

The Glenn Black Lab has an excellent team of student workers and volunteers who contribute to a number of projects in archaeology, digital media, exhibit preparation, artifact and collections conservation, archival processing, and more.

Along with our focus on research, stewardship, and public outreach, our mission is also dedicated to providing education and practical experience for the next generation of professional archaeologists, curators, librarians, and more.

Please visit our internship and practicum page for more information about opportunities at the Glenn Black Lab.

Alex Elliott

Alex graduated from IU with a BA in Anthropology and is currently working on various projects at the GBL pertaining to her interests in curation, collections management, and conservation. Recently, she completed a senior honors thesis on rehousing part of the Mann Site, which included learning how to create specialized foam artifact cavities and conducting research to rebuild an accession file. On the horizon, she will also be creating artifact condition reports, working on rehousing an “orphaned” collection, and introducing new students to the tricks and techniques for rehousing archaeological collections.

Bailey Foust

Bailey graduated with a BA in Art History from Indiana University in 2016 and has been working with the Glenn Black Lab's historic image collection of slides, negatives, and prints. She has created inventories of slides and negatives, rehoused all image formats, transferred and interpreted metadata, digitized images, and uploaded image files to image collections online for this project. Bailey will continue to digitize and upload images, as well as implement cleaning techniques that were demonstrated in a image conservation workshop hosted this fall.

Bill Koester

Bill is currently a graduate student in the Library and Information Sciences department at Indiana University. He is interning at the Glenn A. Black Lab to organize, process, and inventory the James H. Kellar papers located in our archives.