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Keeping Records and the Golden Gate Team

Bryan Zehngut-Willits is the site developer and webmaster for Keeping Records and the Golden Gate. He is a PhD candidate at New York University studying the United States in the world during the long nineteenth century. His area specializations include immigration, global migrations, and U.S imperialism. Zehngut-Willits has also worked in education and exhibitions departments at major museums in New York City, and holds an advanced certificate in public history. He also serves as the Digital and Public Communications Coordinator for the Immigration and Ethnic History Society. Zehngut-Willits strives to combine digital scholarly methods, his academic expertise, and years of experience in the field of public history to create accessible and engaging digital history projects that can bring cutting edge scholarship to researchers, students, and public audiences.

Alexia M. Orengo-Green Born in Spain and raised in Puerto Rico, in 2019 Orengo-Green graduated from Dickinson College with a B.A. in History and Archaeology. In 2021, she graduated from New York University (NYU) with an M.A. in Archives and Public History. While at NYU, she co-taught the history practicum section of “Asylum in Crisis.” Orengo-Green’s capstone project, “A New Look at Teaching the Holocaust: A Teacher’s Guide to Expanding the Holocaust Narrative Beyond Anne Frank,” provides resources and easy modifications teachers can apply in their lesson plans. The guide aims to expand the Holocaust narrative through the historical context on antisemitism, the modern state, victims, and the events that followed. Currently, she is pursuing a Ph.D. in History at the University of Southern California (USC) where she is interested in researching the Holocaust and the Second World War with a focus on children, memory, identity, trauma, and public history.

Asylum in Crisis Student Contributors

Student bios will go here.

“Asylum in Crisis” Faculty and Keeping Reocrds and the Golden Gate Advisors

A-Lab Members

(I think it makes sense to include all the A-Lab folks from NYU - but should I also include bios of our guest speakers etc. ?)

How to Cite this Project

Keeping Records and the Golden Gate has been a collaborative project from its nescent stage as a Bennett-Polonsky Humanities Lab, through the “Asylum in Crisis” course, to its present state. As such, we ask that any citation of this project as a whole credit Bryan Zehngut-Willits, Alexia Orengo-Green, et al. as the primary creators (E.G. Zehngut-Willits, Bryan, and Alexia Orengo-Green, Keeping Records and the Golden Gate. Citations for individual exhibitions should cite the author of that exhibition (e.g. Martinez, Celia, “The Desired Laborer but Undesired Migrant,” September 28, 2021. This citation suggestion is based on the principles outlined by the Association for Computers and the Humanties FairCite proposal.

This project was funded by a Bennet-Polonsky Humanities Lab grant from New York University’s Center for the Humanities

This Site was Built with Wax

Wax is a minimal computing (minicomp) project led by Marii Nyröp. The project is currently maintained by Marii Nyröp at New York University and Alex Gil at Columbia University Libraries. It uses open source libraries and frameworks including Jekyll, IIIF, OpenSeaDragon, Rake, and ElasticLunr. Wax builds upon work by Peter Binkley, David Newbury, and others.

We welcome and encourage contributors and maintainers. Please get in touch, or fork the project on GitHub. If you encounter any issue with the software, please create an issue on our repository or post a comment on Gitter.

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