William Denius

Work History

Work History
Jul 2009 - Jul 2009

Contract Worker

Sarah Gillespie Museum of Art

Duties included

  • Assigning accession numbers to artwork of significant Mississippi artists including Kate Freeman Clark, Bill Dunlap, Theora Hamblett, and William Hollingsworth, among others
  • Measuring, photographing, and cataloguing artwork into Past Perfect database
Jan 2008 - Apr 2008

Volunteer

Pearl River Community College

Duties included

  • Mending and encapsulating fragile documents and photographs
  • Instructing and supervising student workers
  • Consulting with Museum director and school's public history teacher on museum best practices
May 2007 - Dec 2007

Volunteer

Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

Duties included

  • Assisting with installation of exhibits
  • Assembling media packets and working registration desk at museum-sponsored functions
Jan 2005 - May 2006

Archival Assitant

Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives

Duties included

  • Determining value of archival materials
  • Arranging materials
  • Mending and encapsulating fragile documents and photographs
  • Rehousing materials in acid free folders
  • Writing and revising finding aids for collections
  • Splicing microfilm
  • Retrieving collections from stacks for researchers
Sep 2005 - Dec 2005

Interviewer

Albert Gore, Sr. Research Center

Duties included

  • Conducting and transcribing oral history interviews with survivors of Hurricane Katrina for the Center's "Narrating Katrina Through Oral History" project
Sep 2004 - Dec 2004

Intern

Disciples of Christ Historical Society

Duties included

  • Determining value of archival materials
  • Arranging materials
  • Mending and encapsulating fragile documents and photographs
  • Rehousing materials in acid free folders
  • Writing and revising finding aids for collections
  • Sep 2004 - Dec 2004

    Oral History Intern

    Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

    Duties included

    • Proofreading and editing oral histories of country music personalities including Merle Travis and Tom T. Hall, among others

    Education

    Education
    Aug 2004 - Dec 2007

    Master of Arts

    Middle Tennessee State University

    Courses taken included

    • Introduction to Public History
    • Collections Management for Archives and Museums
    • Development of the Local Museum
    • American Material Culture
    • State and Local History
    Aug 2002 - May 2004

    Bachelor of Arts

    William Carey College

    Courses taken included

    • Civil War
    • The World Wars
    • Modern Britain
    • Greco-Roman World
    • The Holocaust
    • Dead Sea Scrolls   
    • Christianity to 1300