The Colby E. “Babe” Slater Student Internship in Special Collections is generously funded by Richard and Marilyn Slater McCapes. The internship is named in honor of Marilyn’s father, Colby E. Babe Slater. Slater, a 1917 graduate of the University Farm School (now the University of California, Davis), won Olympic gold medals for rugby in 1920 and 1924. Special Collections holds the Colby E. Babe Slater Collection.
This position provides a graduate student in library science or public history with experience working in a Special Collections Department. The student works with an archivist to arrange and describe collections and create finding aids.
Brittani Orona, a student in the Masters in Public History Program at California State University, Sacramento, is the first recipient of the named internship. Brittani began work in May 2012 and has processed the following collections to make them accessible for research: