ASU Student Supreme Court Intern
Duncan Knox, a junior in the Angelo State University Honors Program, has been selected to intern in the Office of the Curator at the U.S. Supreme Court this summer in Washington, D.C.
A history major from Ozona, Knox will intern May 19 through Aug. 8 in the Office of the Curator, where he will work in the Photography Division assisting in building a database of digital images as part of an ongoing effort to make photographs documenting events at the Supreme Court accessible to staff and researchers.
In addition to his work in the Photography Division, Knox will learn about the role and functions of the Supreme Court, its history and the architecture of its building. He will also conduct tours and courtroom lectures and help document current decisions and events. Additionally, he will have opportunities to conduct research, visit national museums and monuments, and interact with professional historians and archivists, as well as court and political figures.
Dr. Shirley Eoff, Honors Program director, said, “This is a wonderful experience for Duncan to gain relevant skills and experience in the fields of historical research and preservation while also experiencing the vast educational and cultural opportunities of our nation’s capital. It is the type of opportunity that can open many doors.”
Knox’s travel and program costs are being funded through ASU’s Alvin and Patricia New Honors Program Enhancement Fund, which was created in 2008 through an initial $250,000 donation to the ASU Honors Program by former San Angelo Mayor Alvin New and his wife, Patricia, who are both ASU alumni.