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Cold War Archaeology: An Archival Exploration of Museum Director Froelich Rainey

By: Sarah Linn and Sarah LaPorte

This year, I was granted the wonderful opportunity to be a Penn Museum Fellow, during which I was able to expand the research that I had started working on with Dr. Lynn Meskell as a Summer Intern. The project is a large-scale archival “deep-dive” that considers multiple angles for how the US government, private industries, […]

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