• Object of the Day

    Ft. Clayton elementary school staff

    Unfortunately we do not have any of the names of those photographed in this picture. Can you help us identify them? This was the 1982-1983 school year. Did you work at Ft. Clayton elementary? Did any of your children attend Ft. Clayton elementary? Please share with us in the comments section below!

  • News and Updates

    Using the PCM Collection as a Research Collection

    The two most common questions the PCM Collection staff receives are: “Where is the collection now that the Panama Canal Museum has closed?”   The collection is housed in two locations: 1.)    Larger, three dimensional items are housed at the Interim Library Facility, which is an offsite storage facility , about 6 miles from campus. 2.)    Most two dimensional items, such as papers, books, photographs, newspapers, documents, and other small ephemera are kept at the Smathers Library on campus. Here at the library, the PCM Collection now functions as a research collection.  This means that the materials do not circulate and must be used in the Special Collections Reading Room…

  • Staff Spotlight

    Staff Spotlight

    Rebecca Fitzsimmons Program Assistant What do you do in an average day at work? My job encompasses a lot of separate elements of the Panama Canal Museum Collection grant project, so on a given day I might correspond with a potential donor; inventory new gifts, looking out for interesting items to share with colleagues; take photographs or scan materials; update catalog records with images and additional metadata; and correspond with curators about upcoming exhibitions of PCMC material. What has been your favorite part of working with the collection so far? There is a wealth of wonderful photographic and archival material that is a pleasure to share with others, so my…