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Student Worker Highlight: Stephen Chinn

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

The Special Collections and University Archives could not function without the amazing student workers who assist the staff on a daily basis on numerous projects including paging materials for researchers, fulfilling scanning and photocopying requests, and processing collections, among numerous other requests. Throughout this school year we will be highlighting these students each week to showcase their interests and some of their favorite collections in our repository.

This week is Stephen's last week in SCUA and we wanted to highlight and thank him for his all his hard work!

What is your Major/Minor?

I recently graduated with a double major in history and political science.

What is your career goal? 

At this point in my life I am unsure about what exact career I will pursue. Still, I have some goals and interests that I hope will guide me to the career of my dreams. I enjoy the educational environment because it is mentally stimulating and provides a diverse range of subjects. I would also like social job where I have the oppurtunity to work with others on a daily basis. I get bored easily so a career that offers variety and new challenges would be ideal.

Why do you like working at Special Collections and University Archives?

I like working in special collections because of the material and people I interact with on a daily basis. The materials differ greatly but all are interesting in their own way. The people that come into special collections are here for all different reasons but they all are here to learn something new. Being part of an environment that promotes knowledge and new ideas is something to take pride in which I believe is important to have in any job.

What is your Favorite item or collection in our repository? 

Probably that hardest question. The Oregon collection is awesome because it contains lot’s of information on one of my greatest passions, the great outdoors. I also like the old handwritten books because of the effort that was put into writing and illustrating them.

What is your best memory of working in SCUA?

Don’t know. My whole time at SCUA will be a great memory.