Records Management Literature: the language of collaboration

Literature Review The central issue related to records management in the corporate setting is often that neither the company owner nor the employees can agree on what records must be saved, which items can be shredded and in what order when a company faces the prospect of being dissolved. Furthermore, collaborating and receiving buy-in from […]

Research guide for Women’s History

If you’re looking for sources for a women’s history research guide for college or graduate students take a look: 19th Century American Woman’s Suffrage Research Guide Archival and Primary Sources Beecher Family Papers. Mount Holyoke College. Archives and Special Collections. South Hadley, MA. Online finding aid • This archival collection offers users an excellent starting […]

Can I come back??? Archival Outreach through the reference interview

Recently, I had the opportunity to observe reference interactions at a local college’s archives and special collections. Unfortunately, for archivists in training such as myself or for new practitioners there is scant professional literature that analyzes the reference interview in an archival setting. During my observation, I encountered a college student who approached the reference […]

“Earth is getting awfully big in the window!”

Tom Hanks said it best in Apollo 13 the “Earth is getting awfully big in the window!” Of course, he was referring to space travel between the Earth and moon, and I’m thinking about transitioning from being a full time Library school student to being a full time Library practitioner. But there are certain similarities… […]


Today I took a tour of the Northeast Document Conservation Center given by my Preservation Management Prof. Donia Conn. The Center is located in Andover, MA and is one of a select number of such facilities in the US. If you have reference questions they have a 24/7- 365 days a year hot-line that can […]

Studying the Women’s Suffrage Movement Today: A Case Study of Photographs in the Sophia Smith Collection

Female suffragists, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Matilda Joslyn Gage began writing the history of their women’s rights movement fifty years after the introduction of photography. Their six- volume testament to the campaign, Woman Suffrage History includes minutes from their meetings, both national and local, speeches in front of Congress, and speeches made before the public. […]

Putting the “P” in Preservation

As part of my internship at the preservation lab at the State Library of Massachusetts, I have made this video to document the work I’ve been doing this summer! Let me know what you think!

This is me in a nutshell…

Welcome to my brand new website! I’d like to thank my partner Terran Birrell for creating it for me! I thought I’d use my first post to introduce myself… I grew up in Connecticut and went to Mount Holyoke College, where I developed a keen interest in women’s history and conducting primary research. Following graduation, […]