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Work experience

Jul 2009Jul 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 2008Apr 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 2007Dec 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 2005May 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 2005Dec 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 2004Dec 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 2004Dec 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

    Aug 2004Dec 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 2002May 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           

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