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Friday, August 15 • 11:45am - 12:45pm
Graduate Student Poster Presentations

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Graduate Student Poster Presentations

Student posters highlight the research activities of graduate students in archives and records management programs, as well as projects and activities of SAA Student Chapters. Posters will be on display in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday, August 14, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, and on Friday, August 15, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Students will be present to discuss their posters with attendees on Thursday from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm and on Friday from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm.

1. Opening Up Closed Stacks: An Archival Collections Assessment at the New York Society Library
Brynn White, CUNY Queens College

2. Expanding Access: Promoting Primary Sources for Educators at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Catherine Bell, University of Texas at Austin

3. The Media History Digital Library: a Collaborative Presentation of Public Domain Materials
Laurel Gildersleeve, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

4. Rediscovering the Gold Country: Ensuring Access to Northern California History
Kaitlyn Crain, Monica Downs, and Jason Sarmiento, California State University, Sacramento SAA Student Chapter 

5. Then and Now: Origins of the U.S. World War I Archives and Memorials
Rachel Gifford and Michelle Caldwell, Louisiana State University 

6. EAD Legacy Finding Aid Conversion at the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art
Callie Wiygul, University of Southern Mississippi 

7. Historic Postcards of Virginia: A Collaboration between CUA and the Arlington Public Library's Center for Local History
Sharad J. Shah, The Catholic University of America

8. Missing Oral History Release Forms: Contexts and Responses
David A. Olson, New York University/Palmer School of Library and Information Science

9. Providing Access to Non-Traditional Users: The Digitization of the World War I Photo Collection at the Archives of the American Field Service
Elizabeth Alleva, New York University

10. Seeing the Archive through the Tweets: Three Questions and Eight Considerations for Archiving Twitter
Beth McDonald, University of California, Los Angeles 

11. Thinking Large, Processing Small: Manuscripts Processing at the A.S. Williams III Americana Collection 
Haley Aaron, University of Alabama

12. The Franciscan Monastery Visual Collection: Strengthening User-Community Engagement Through Digital Preservation and Access
Mike Saelee, Steven Salas, and Tara Barnett, The Catholic University of America 

13. Accessing Oral Histories: Mapping the Long Women's Movement with the Digital Innovation Lab and the Southern Oral History Program at UNC-Chapel Hill 
Stephanie Barnwell, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

14. ArchivesSpace and the Opportunity for Institutional Change
Stephen Ammidown, University of Maryland, College Park

15. Building Leaders and Archival Programs: Utilizing the University of Tennessee SAA Student Chapter to Build and Support Archival Education 
Krista Oldham, April Akins, and Mark Freeman, University of Tennessee, Knoxville SAA Student Chapter

16. Documenting Modern Living: Digitizing the Miller House and Garden Collection
Amy Auscherman, Indiana University, Bloomington 

17. Moses Asch and His Encyclopedia of Sound: Digitizing the Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Nicole Horstman, University of Maryland 

18. Reprocessing: The Trials and Tribulations of Previously Processed Collections
Annalise Berdini, Steven Duckworth, Jessica Hoffman, Alina Josan, Amanda Mita, and Evan Peugh, Drexel University

19. Audio Digitization at the Walker Art Center
Andrea Hoff, St. Catherine University

20. Digital Archive of Massachusetts Anti-Slavery and Anti-Segregation Petitions
Nicole Topich, Harvard University

21. Interpreting the Wisconsin Thematic Panels Project
Michelle Dubert-Bellrichard, University of Wisconsin-Madison

22. Digital Preservation in Community Archives: A Project at Interference Archive
Bonnie Gordon, New York University

23. The Oneida Nation Film Preservation Project
Lotus Norton-Wisla, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Emily Swenson, University of Wisconsin-Madison

24. Archives Revitalized: Collection Management, Preservation, and Digitization at Harrisburg Area Community College (Harrisburg, PA)
Marietta Carr, University of Pittsburgh

25. Wikipedia loves academic archives! Improving Access to College and University Archival Collections through the GLAM-Wiki Initiative
Chloe Raub, The Catholic University of America

26. Leaving Home: Taking a Job Outside Your Comfort Zone
Wendy Cole, Steven Wade, Karen Dafoe, and Victoria Hess, Louisiana State University SAA Student Chapter

27. Project Andvari: Facilitating Access to Disparate Digital Collections of the Medieval Material Culture of Northern Europe through Interdisciplinary Collaboration 
Joseph Koivisto, The Catholic University of America

28. UMD Archives Goes Greek--UMD Greek Life Goes Archival
Kenneth Roussey, University of Maryland College Park

29. Biographer, Professor, Activist: Accessing the Papers of Michael Wreszin
Christoper Arena, Queens College, City University of New York

30. An Exploratory Study that Investigates Whether Copyright Infringement is an Issue in Digitized Graduate Research Found in University Archives
Christina Wyles, University of Arizona

31. City of San Bruno Centennial: Creating an Interactive Local History Timeline
Kathleen O'Connell, University of Texas at Austin

32. Searches in Sinai: The Romain F. Butin 1930 Harvard-CUA Expedition to Serabit-el-Khadim Collection 
J. Michelle Datiles, The Catholic University of America

33. Archives of Repression: The Importance of Survivor Testimony in the Archives
Mary Kate Kwasnik, University of Wisconsin-Madison

34. Society of American ArchivistsUniversity of Texas Student Chapter
Susan Floyd, University of Texas at Austin SAA Student Chapter

35. Action, Cooperation, and Independence: a Survey of Community Archives and History-Making Organizations in the Middle and Western United States
Adrienne Evans, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

36. The Ray Johnson Estate: Archives & Art Historical Narrative
Diana Bowers, Pratt Institute

37. [CANCELED] The Myths of Corsets: How Access to Archival Material Can Separate Fact from Fiction
Carmen Cowick, Queens College, City University of New York 

38. Filling in the Margins: The Use of Queer Theory, Feminist Standpoint Theory, and Critical Race Theory to Build Inclusive Archival Collections
Jen LaBarbera, University of Denver

39. The Intersections of History: Public History Meets The Archives
Melissa Schultz, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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Haley Aaron

Archivist, Alabama Department of Archives and History
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Elizabeth Alleva

Assistant Archivist, Archives of the Archdiocese of New York
I am a 2015 graduate of the New York University Master of Art's in Archives and Public History Program. I am also the new Assistant Archivist at the Archives of the Archdiocese of New York. I am excited to be at SAA again, this time presenting a poster that is based on my culminating master's project at NYU. My project was focused on a particular scrapbook from the Archives of the Archdiocese of New York that documented a 1922 trip to the Bahamas... Read More →
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Steve Ammidown


Christopher Arena

Queens College, The City University of New York
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Amy Auscherman

Archives Assistant, Indianapolis Museum of Art

Tara Barnett

The Catholic University of America
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Stephanie Barnwell

Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Catherine Bell

Archivist, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Catherine Bell is currently the Infrastructure Archivist at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. She previously worked as a Historic Resources Specialist for Reference Services at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. She obtained a Master of Science in Information Studies from UT-Austin's School of Information in 2014. She interned with the Smithsonian Gardens' Archives of American Gardens in the summer of 2014. She also... Read More →

Annalise Berdini

Student processor, Drexel University
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Diana Bowers

Pratt Institute
I am currently in the last stage of a dual Master's degree in Library Science and Art History, with a certificate in Archives. I am also working as the Archivist for the Ray Johnson Estate.

Michelle Caldwell

Graduate Assistant, Louisiana State University

Marietta Carr

Reference Assistant, Harrisburg Area Community College
Graduate student at University of Pittsburgh.

Wendy Cole

Student, LSU
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Kaitlyn Crain

Graduate Student, California State University, Sacramento
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Karen Dafoe

Student, Louisiana State University
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J. Michelle Datiles

Graduate Library Preprofessional (GLP), Semitics/Institute of Christian Oriental Research Library, The Catholic University of America
About the poster: "Searches in Sinai: the Romain Francois Butin Epigraphic Collection" details a recently processed collection composed of materials from a 1930 Harvard-Catholic University joint expedition to Sinai to search for Proto-alphabet inscriptions. Romain Butin, Ph.D. (CUA) was the expedition's epigrapher. As far as access and outreach plans: complete digital archiving hosted on the university's institutional repository (Fall 2014... Read More →
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Monica Downs

Graduate Student Assistant, California State Parks Photographic Archives
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Steve Duckworth

Processing Archivist, University of Florida
Steve Duckworth is the Processing Archivist for the University of Florida. Previously he worked as a Project Archivist with the National Park Service in Anchorage, AK, where he processed the records of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. Before the small series of cross-country moves, Steve lived in Philadelphia where he graduated from Drexel University's MSLIS program. In Philly, Steve worked as an Archives Processor with the... Read More →
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Susan Floyd

MSIS Candidate, The University of Texas at Austin
Interests include archives and preservation, digital humanities, digital librarianship, museum studies, modernism, British and American history, public history, Texana, accessibility, foodways, monuments and memory, graffiti, and finding the perfect cheese enchilada plate.

Mark Freeman

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Rae Gifford

Graduate Student, Louisiana State University

Laurel Gildersleeve

Assistant Archivist, Wisconsin Historical Society
I am interested in learning about other archivists' work in preservation, access, and outreach. I am particularly interested in learning how others approach working with AV and multi-format collections. Above all, I hope to contribute to the conversations at SAA and engage with new friends and colleagues. Please visit me at the SAA poster session!

Bonnie Gordon

New York University

Victoria Hess

Louisiana State University

Andrea Hoff

St. Catherine University
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Jessica Hoffman

Project Assistant/Student, PACSCL/Drexel University

Nicole Horstman

Digital Archivist, International Monetary Fund
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Joseph Koivisto

Research Assistant, The Catholic University of America
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Mary Kate Kwasnik

Visual Materials Archives Assistant, Wisconsin Historical Society
A New Englander at heart, I've recently found myself in the Midwest as an archives student. I love working with visual materials, especially those bizarre or unusual.

Jen LaBarbera

University of Denver
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Beth McDonald

Resident Archivist, University of Southern California

Amanda Mita

Graduate Student, Drexel University

Lotus Norton-Wisla

Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kathleen O'Connell

Centennial Project Archivist, San Bruno Public Library

Krista Oldham

Senior Archives Manager, University of Arkansas Libraries
Hmmm about me? The essence of me cannot be contained to this tiny little box.

David Olson

New York University

Chloe Raub

Library Assistant, The Catholic University of America
I'm originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and have lived in New Orleans and Washington, DC over the past decade. I have over five years of experience working in libraries and archives. I'm currently completing an M.S. in library and information science with a concentration in cultural heritage information management at Catholic University. I also have an M.A. in anthropology and museum training from George Washington University and a B.A. in... Read More →

Kenneth Roussey

Graduate Student Assistant, University of Maryland Special Collections

Mike Saelee

The Catholic University of America

Steven Salas

The Catholic University of America
Student at The Catholic University of America. I interned at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land for a semester within their archives. I am currently interning at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Library. | | My group will be presenting our summer project entitled The Franciscan Monastery Visual Collection: Strengthening User-Community Engagement Through Digital Preservation and Access | | Also...my eyes squint a... Read More →
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Allan Jason Sarmiento

Project Archivist / Oral Historian, Welga! Filipino American Labor Archives Project
I am a public history M.A. candidate at California State University, Sacramento. For the 2013-2014 Academic School Year, I was the President of the SAA CSUS Student Chapter. Currently, I am a student assistant (archival processing) at the California State Archives. For my thesis, I am creating a digital and physical archive dedicated to Filipino American labor history, starting off with Filipino American activism during the Delano Grape Strikes... Read More →
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Melissa Schultz

Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sharad Shah

Library Technician, The Library of Congress

Emily Swenson

University of Wisconsin

Nicole Topich

Project Archivist, Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University

Steven Wade

Louisiana State University

Brynn White

Digital Projects Assistant / Archives Assistant, New York Society Library / Louis Armstrong House Museum
I graduated from CUNY Queens College in Spring 2014 with an MLIS and certification in Archiving & Preservation of Cultural Heritage Materials. I am currently coordinator of a large-scale digitization initiative of the New York Society Library's circulation records, 1792-1805 and am collaborating with Whirl-i-Gig, developers of Collective Access, to migrate the data and design an interactive digital portal for the Library's institutional records... Read More →

Callie Wiygul

Graduate Student, University of Southern Mississippi

Christina Wyles

I am a serious student at the School of Information Resources & Library Science, University of Arizona. My ambitions include medical librarianship, digital preservation, program development and informatics.

Friday August 15, 2014 11:45am - 12:45pm
Exhibit Hall A [Exhibition Level] Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

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