The Dr. Arnold Zuckerman Digital History Internship of Sustainability at Truman was created through a $15,000 gift from Zuckerman’s stepdaughter, Judi G. Schweitzer of Lake Forest, Calif. The fund provides an annual internship experience for a history student who also possesses an interest in honing his or her website design skills. Students selected for the internship work with Truman’s Sustainability Committee to develop an ongoing digital history of sustainability at the University.
The first intern selected was Tyler Chambers, who was asked to not only create a website about Truman’s sustainability program, but also to provide a visual topography of the program’s milestones. Chambers’ initial focus was on building a framework for how to tell the story of Truman’s significant achievements in sustainability. This was accomplished through the creation of an interactive timeline that highlights major events and includes links to other relevant information regarding the activity. It can be accessed online at sustainability.truman.edu/timeline.
Zuckerman, who passed away in 2008, was a professor of history at the University from 1963 to 1990. This fund commemorates his distinguished career as a scholar, research historian and dedicated teacher.