Helping You to Be You: Films That Matter

The “Helping You to Be You” film series is a collaboration between the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences and the Sheridan Libraries to use real case studies from the work and life of Senator Barbara A. Mikulski to illustrate the role of public policy in advancing key social issues. Working with local documentarian and Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund fellow, Marnie Hertzler, and her producing partner, Emma Hannaway, this project will produce three short documentaries to explore the link between students’ current day interests and public service.

Mikulski Papers Archival Collection

Throughout her time in office, Senator Mikulski was a champion of civil rights, with a particular focus on gender and labor rights. Her records demonstrate a commitment to serving constituent needs, such as her efforts to support labor and industry at the Port of Baltimore and in initiatives to restore the environmental health of the Chesapeake Bay and the jobs and industries it supports.

Learn more about the archival collection