3/21 Work Journal Summary

This week, I took the time to reconstruct my Research/Work Journal. I decided to turn it into more of a scrapbook utilizing different items and articles regarding my project as well as personal reflections and tracking my process. My first page of my journal is comprised of Post-It notes that have questions on them. One color Post-It note contains my main research questions, and the other color has questions that I have come up with along the way of reviewing primary and secondary sources. As my journal continues, there are print-outs of articles and maps that I have studied and reflected on with personal notes. After doing more background research, I have realized where I want to take this project, and the questions I will need to ask to get it there.

This week, I did extensive background research and have really dug into the Jewish history of Williamsburg, which has led me to a few historical Jewish figures that made their way through Williamsburg at some point during their lives.

I also took this time this week to revamp my research schedule with specifics, which has proven to be helpful.

While compiling the Master Name List, I decided to put short summary of who or what the listing is. I believe this will be helpful to not only me, but my peers helping me along during the process.



The Williamsburg Documentary Project (WDP) strives to collect and preserve the rich past of Williamsburg, Virginia. By conducting oral history interviews, building physical and digital archives, and creating online exhibits, the WDP interprets Williamsburg’s recent past. The WDP works towards developing a better understanding of Williamsburg by bringing together individuals, local groups, Colonial Williamsburg, and the College of William & Mary.

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