A man’s homeland is wherever he prospers.

Aristophanes

About Me

My name is Emily Johnson and I am a fourth-year history major attending the University of Mary Washington.

My senior thesis is entitled “Nation-Building in Newspapers” and will be a comprehensive comparison between Lithuanian- and Ukrainian-Americans’ attempts to create national unity from abroad via ethnic newspapers. This study will include an examination on the effects of these newspapers in modern memory politics about nationalist movements in the 1940s and early 1950s.

I am interested in pursuing a Master’s in Library Science with a concentration in Archives and Records Management. With this degree, I aspire to become an archivist who can create meaningful connections between archives and rural communities.

Research Interests

American military veterans and families

Anti-Soviet partisans on the Eastern Front of World War II

History of American education

Music history

Newspapers

Privacy and Outreach in archives

Rural American history

Women’s history

About this Website

This site is intended to be a miniature portfolio of my digital works and historical research.

For a shortened version of my resume, click the Resume tab.

For a list of projects and research that I have taken part in, click on the Research & Projects tab.