Restoration Commission Has New Historian


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Restoration Commission Has New Historian
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St. Augustine Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission Staff (Progress Photographs, Book No. 4)
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Carling, Anne
The St. Augustine Record
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Joyce Harman pictured; Sept. 20-21, 1969

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By ANNE CARLING her soft-spoken voice. "It's en- came along out of the blue and check on for the original conWomen's Editor titled 'Trade and Pirateering in it was more in my field of struction date. It's sort of beIf it hadn't been for a dy- Spanish Florida, 1732-1763.' work." wildering until you catch on," namic Latin American history "I enjoy the whole period" (of Joyce earned both her BA she admits, smiling. "Mrs. professor, petite Joyce Harman Spanish history), she continues and MA from Ohio State Unipst sote bt spending her in reference to her job, but if versity, Columbus. Arana (Eugenia Arana o the daylight here poring ver eaps of she were asked to single out her Following a period of adjust- Historical Society Library) has days here poroks ing overstcks higheraps of absolute favorite, "I suppose it ment to lher new position here been helping me." history booksin stacks higher would be the period I did my when she spent most of her time
than She Master's on, because that's the reading and getting acquainted
As it is however, Joyce has period I'm most familiar with." with material and sources, on her Spanish. She had four been serving since the be- From Ohio Joyce is now deep in research years of the language all togethginning of August as historian Coming to St. Augustine from of 11 houses. er, but not having used it for for the St. Augustine Historical Columbus, Ohio, where she "I've been checking on awhile and the fact that the 18th Restoration and Preservation served as a manuscript specia- houses," she explains. "I had century script is different, does Commission, headquartered in list at the Ohio Historical So- about 11 houses Mr. Steinbach century script is different, does the Hisfoical Society Library- ciety, Joyce says of her position (Bob Steinbach, restoration present its problems. because that's where most of here "the opportunity sort of archaeologist) wanted me to She's also done some research the material and reference on the Spanish Treasury buildbooks are, sbe explains. ing, a project undertaken by "When I started in graduate the St. Augustine Restoration, scol at Ohio State," dark- Inc.
d Joyc p n"dds in reference Interesting People
pr itet position, "I Sometimes the peopl Are inbht I -hight try British his- p teresting and their careers," the tory." -Then, she began classes new historian continues in reunder this dynamic professor f rence to her job. "Just since and jusf!ell in love with Latin I got here, I got acquainted with Americai history. Jessie Fish. I don't know that l'The Historical Society is go- "t much about him, but he seems ingito publish my manuscript like a very interesting characformy Master's," she adds -in ter. He was here at the end of
St. Augustine seems as fascinating to Joyce as her job is,
which she considers "a real
challenge. I think it's very interesting and I'm glad to be doing something in my field."
The nation's oldest city is interesting to the petite historian
because "it's quite different
from Columbus. One thing that
strikes me is that it doesn't take
very long to get from one place
to another.
"When I came here at the end
of July," she adds, "I was real.
ly surprised. I had been here
before, and I remember the fort
stands out in my mind, but I
hadn't been here in 10 or 15
years, and I was really amazed
at the restoratiq rea. They've
done a tremen
And, smiling, rns to
her huge stacks of *d
Smaps. HISTORIAN JOYCEHARM Np. . At Work In Restoration Offire