NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS DEPARTMENT
While at Northeastern, I processed a range of manuscript and administrative records collections. Northeastern University’s archives program focuses particularly on the acquisition of social justice-related collections from the Boston area. Some of these collections were processed collaboratively with others. I was also part of the team that wrote the code for the initial EAD (Encoded Archival Description) finding aids and worked on the encoding of the finding aids. In addition to my technical work in collections, I also worked on the reference desk, checking in readers, supervising the reading room, and responding to reference queries.
Gregory C. Coffin Papers (M080)
Joseph D. Warren Papers (M087)
Melnea A. Cass Papers (M079)
FRANCIS A. COUNTWAY LIBRARY OF MEDICINE (HARVARD UNIVERSITY)
The Francis A Countway Library of Medicine documents the history of medicine, Harvard Medical School, and its affiliated hospitals. In addition to the collection below, I performed some preservation work on a photographic collection documenting women in medicine.
GRAY HERBARIUM LIBRARY, ARNOLD ARBORETUM (HARVARD UNIVERSITY)
The Gray Herbarium Library collects records on the history of botany, landscape design, forestry, and environmental preservation. It also houses the institutional records of the Arnold Arboretum. While at the Gray Herbarium Library, I processed archival and manuscript collections, revised existing finding aids, rendered them in EAD, and drafted collection-level records for the library catalog in MARC.
Hugh Miller Raup (1901-1995) Papers,1933-1938 (II A-8 HMR)
Records of Soil Surveys (IV B-1)
MIT INSTITUTE ARCHIVES
The MIT Institute Archives holds MIT’s institutional records, the personal papers of major scientists (especially faculty), and also documents the history of science and engineering. While at MIT, I primarily worked on preservation assessments of collections that were not yet processed. The majority of my time was spent on an initial preservation assessment and some rehousing of portions of the Jay Wright Forrester Papers, a collection of over 300 square feet. Forrester was a computer engineer and systems scientist who was one of the inventors of core magnetic memory. The collection is not currently processed and available to researchers.
FOGG ART MUSEUM LIBRARY
I worked as a volunteer under the Curator of Photography, helping to document and preserve photographs and ephemera.