Internship of Joseph Sepulveda
Date: January 5, 1994
To: Dr. Joan Gunderson
From: Fallbrook Historical Society
Marjorie Yackey, President
Elizabeth Yamaguchi, Collections and Research
Subject: Internship of Joseph Sepulveda, student from Cal State, San Marcos
Joseph began his internship with the Fallbrook Historical Society on December 20th, and he worked with us for three weeks. During this time he did the following:
- He helped sort and clean and move collections from our Historical House to our new museum.
- He filled out object cards for items and marked with tags those as yet unmarked. Filling out the object cards involved using Chenhall's Museum Nomenclature (the new edition) to determine the generic name and classification of the object, as well as recording the three-part accession number and describing the object and donor, when known.
- In this way he processed three different collections - those of the Fallbrook Citrus Association, the Fallbrook Volunteer Fire Department, and our collection of tools. In addition he processed many household and miscellaneous items.
- He conferred with knowledgeable volunteers regarding the names and uses of some unusual objects.
- When we were away, he met the public and assisted those people who were finishing work on the museum. He secured the museum and grounds when he was the last to leave the premises.
- He assisted in setting up three display areas in the new museum.
- He observed museum operations and listened to operational problems by attending one of our Board meetings.
- It has been a pleasure to work with Joseph. He was always punctual, willing and able to work at whatever task needed doing, capable of working on his own and unfailingly pleasant. He certainly furthered the work of the Fallbrook Historical Society. We would be happy to have him serve another internship with us, and it is our hope that we provided him with an adequate learning experience.
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