This blog is being presented by our archivist, Cesar Gallegos…
Students Marissa Lee, Lauren Hu, and Jenna Canicora standing in front of Archivist Cesar Gallegos
Recently the three students pictured above from Our Lady of Mercy School in Daly City made an appointment to visit the Research Center here at the Museum to work on their project for National History Day. National History Day, a nationwide competition, focuses on history and the humanities. Contestants are encouraged to choose a topic or person that exemplifies the contest’s theme. This year’s theme is leadership and legacy, and the students chose Charles Schulz.
One of the major components to the competition is having the students learn to use primary sources, such as a personal interview or visiting a library or archive. During their visit, the students not only asked questions regarding Schulz’s life and work, but they also had an opportunity to view many unique and interested artifacts related to his life. We recently discovered, after their visit, that the students did so well at the regional level that they’ll be moving on to compete at the state level. The state competition will be held at William Jessup University in Rocklin, CA on May 8-9, 2015.
The Research Center currently houses well over 12,000 artifacts related to Charles M. Schulz’s life and work. We are open by appointment and provide research assistance to students and historians of all ages. For more information visit https://charlesmschulz.wpengine.com/explore/research-center/