For complete work experience and skills, please see my Résumé page.
- I created a sample processing plan for a collection of my father’s Vietnam War materials for LIS 2224: Archival Representation. Click to see this Processing Plan.
- For LIS 2215: Preservation Management, I developed a preservation policy regarding the exhibition of archival materials at a (fictitious) college. Click to see this Preservation Policy.
- LIS 2222: Archival Appraisal tasked each student with analyzing the collection policy at an archival institution. I selected the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum in Independence, MO, interviewing Archivist Ray Geselbracht. I learned a lot about the Presidential Library System and the Truman Library from working on this semester-long project. Click to read “‘The Buck Stops Here’: Appraisal of Materials at Harry S. Truman’s Presidential Library.”
- Perhaps my favorite assignment from graduate school came from LIS 2223: Archival Access, Advocacy, and Ethics. I wrote a lengthy paper on forgeries, featuring the case of John Drewe and John Myatt, a con man and a painter who planted forged documentation into several prominent British archives for nearly a decade. Click to read “Salting the Archives: A Cautionary Tale of Forgery, Deceit, and Archival Corruption.”
- For LIS 2215: Preservation Management, I worked with a group of students to develop a preservation survey and grant proposal for Washington & Jefferson College’s Learned T. Bulman Archives. We selected an NEH Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections Implementation Grant and wrote a lengthy proposal about the need for, and work plan to, comprehensively rehouse the manuscript collection at this archives. Click to see this Grant Proposal.
- While at the Nationality Rooms Program, I wrote many DACS-compliant finding aids. Click here to view one sample, the Finding Aid to the Welsh Nationality Committee Collection.