This is the professional and academic site for Karen Sieber, a PhD student in Public History and United States History at Loyola University Chicago. My research interests are varied but primarily center around 20th century United States history, neighborhood and community history, southern culture, civil rights, mill villages and travel & leisure. This site serves to showcase not only my traditional research, but also public history and digital history projects that I’ve created. I strive to connect the public with the tools necessary to better understand, preserve and share the history around them.