Currently I am the Manager of the Archives at Carnegie Hall. I graduated in May 1992 with an M.A. in History and a Certificate in Archival Management and Historical Editing. I was lucky enough to get an internship at the Carnegie Hall Archives in 1989 and that internship turned into a full time position a year later.
I am in charge of the overall management and daily operations of the Archives. My main responsibilities are the administration, appraisal, description, cataloging, preservation and research use of the collections in the Carnegie Hall Archives. For the past year I’ve also been working with our Development department to obtain preservation grants for some of our materials. Last summer we completed a professional assessment of all our audio and moving image materials, funded by an NEH Preservation Assistance grant.
For me, the best thing about the NYU program is that it is always there for you. The professors and your classmates eventually become your mentors and colleagues and you can turn to them throughout your archival career. Years after you leave the program, you can count on the friendships and professional connections you’ve made to guide you on whatever path your career takes. It’s the program that keeps on giving!
Posted January 2011