Job Description:I am responsible for accessioning, handling preservation issues, and the arrangement and description of archival and manuscript collections.
Other work experience: Associate Archivist, The History Factory, Chantilly, Virginia Processing Intern, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Intern, Division of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian
Education: B.A. in History, Georgia State University, 2003 M.A. in Museum Studies, George Washington University, 2006
Professional Memberships: Society of Georgia Archivists Society of American Archivists Academy of Certified Archivists
Most Enjoyable Aspect of Your Job:I enjoy processing collections and viewing pieces of the past that are rarely seen by others. Historic sales catalogs and personal correspondence are the types of items that I enjoy the most because they provide such a unique view into people’s daily lives.
Alternate Career Path if not in Archives: I would love to own a bookstore.
Favorite Pastimes: Reading, watching movies, and hiking
Comments on the profession today: The archival community is increasingly aware of the need to provide access to a larger portion of the public. I am excited about the inventive ways that repositories are using technology to share their collections with new and different audiences.
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