I researched the transformation of the American relationship with a consumerist/materialistic culture, focusing on the years between 1920-1960, especially the 1920's. I used the Frankel and Curis architectural collection as a basis for my research. For the my work on the collection, I helped survey the documents, archived the survey online, stored the documents, and created an exhibit. The exhibit is titled "UK and Kentucky in Architecture." It uses blueprints and photographs from the collection to demonstrate the Frankel and Curtis' influence on University of Kentucky's campus (Scovell Hall, Thomas Poe Cooper Building). Also, it shows places traditionally associated with the state of Kentucky (coal mine, a grandstand, etc).
The links are to UK colleges that are cross-disciplinary areas of study.
These collections are just a few to get started on research into this collection or other Special Collections' projects.