My name is Taylor Blades and much like many of the previous interns, I am a student at Washington College. I am working towards my B.A. in Political Science and Environmental Studies. I’ve always had a strong interest in history, particularly pertaining to Maryland’s past (especially when dealing with the Chesapeake Bay). Because of this, I am strongly considering adding a History minor onto my current degree (which I would be able to do and still graduate early!). Aside from my studies, I have recently begun research for my Senior Capstone Experience, or my senior thesis, which will relate to the history of legislation in the United States pertaining to Canis lupis, commonly known as grey wolves.
As countless generations of my family grew roots throughout Maryland, specifically along the Eastern Shore, I was ecstatic to be offered a position this summer interning at the Maryland State Archives. This project is my first in-depth research project on the Revolutionary War, but I am eager to see what I am able to discover and share with all of you while adding onto all that the interns before me have been able to accomplish. It is important for me to learn as much as I can about the Old Line State and its history, especially its involvement in the independence of the United States.
I would like to thank both the Maryland Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and Washington College’s Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience for providing me with this opportunity.
Alongside my blog posts here, I will also be posting on the Starr Center’s Facebook page every Thursday with updates on what I specifically have been working on here at the Archives.
– Taylor Blades