Sean Anderson contributes to the Berks History Center’s blog as part of a research project funded by the National Endowment for Humanities entitled: Metadata, Marketing, and a Local Archive: Creating Popular Interest from Archival Sources at the Berks History Center Research Library. A native of Lehigh County, Sean is a Ph.D. student at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.
Rick Polityka is a longtime volunteer and member of the Berks History Center and contributes to the Berks History Center’s blog as the project leader of the BHC’s World War I & Berks Project, a year-long storytelling project and exhibit that commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the Great War. In 2018 Rick became a trustee of the Berks History Center and has been contributing the BHC blog since early 2017. Rick has been studying the history of Reading and Berks County since the mid 1970s.
Hallie Vaughan is a Women’s History enthusiast and Berks History Center volunteer with a long career exploring American Women’s History. Her interest in Women’s History began as a school teacher in the Muhlenberg School District. After retiring from teaching, Hallie began teaching Women’s History courses for Alvernia’s Seniors College, which she still does today. Hallie’s knowledge of Women’s History includes: Women of the Revolution, Women of the Civil War, Suffering’ Suffragists, Berks County Women, Pennsylvania Women, Who Knew It was Women Who Could Make That Happen(Inventors), Explorers, Women of the Military, Ministry and Athletics, and more!