Visual Materials Processing Archivist

114 S. Buchanan Blvd., Smith Warehouse Bay 11, Rubenstein Library / Tech. Services
Duke Box 90767
Durham, NC  27708
Phone: +1-919-660-5915

About:
The David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library has been my home since 1992.  I am currently the Visual Materials Processing Archivist in the Technical Services Department, where I oversee and perform the arrangement and description of many of the photographic collections acquired by the Rubenstein Library.  Most of my focus is on modern documentary photography collections, but I also handle other collections that need item-level arrangement and description, from travel slide collections to historical medical artifacts to 19th-century albumen photographs.  I work with many graduate student interns and student assistants and am grateful for their efforts in support of our collections.

Background:
Prior to coming to the Rubenstein Library, I received a Master's in Literature from Duke in 1991, and a B.A. with honors in Comparative Literature at the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1987 (go Banana Slugs!).  Shortly after joining the archival profession, I went back to school and earned a Master's degree in Library Science, summa cum laude, at North Carolina Central University in 1998.  I am active in the Society of American Archivists (currently Chair-Elect of the Visual Materials section), and the Society of N.C. Archivists.