Larry Weimer

Adjunct Assistant Professor and Senior Associate for Archival Processing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Larry Weimer’s experience as an archivist extends over seven years and has includedproject work at several institutions: Rutgers University Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives, the New Jersey State Archives, the Brooklyn Historical Society, and Citizens Housing & Planning Council, a not-for-profit in lower Manhattan. His current position is Senior Associate for Archival Processing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Prior to joining the archival profession in 2006, Larry worked at a major financial services firm where he had various responsibilities over time, including records management. Larry holds an MA in U.S. History and an Advanced Certificate in Archival Management and Historical Editing from NYU. He received his BA in Accounting and Economics from Rutgers.

Selected Published Articles

“An Embarrassment of Riches: Access and the Politics of Processing Congressional Collections” in Paul, Karen Dawley, Glenn R. Gray, and L. Rebecca Johnson Melvin, An American Political Archives Reader (Scarecrow Press: Lanham, MD), 2009.

“Pathways to Provenance: DACS and Creator Descriptions” in Journal of Archival Organization (Vol. 5, Nos. 1/2), 2007.

Entries in Lurie, Maxine N. and Marc Mappen (eds.), Encyclopedia of New Jersey (Rutgers University Press: New Brunswick, NJ), 2004.

Selected Public Presentations

“Managing a Personal or Family Archive: Why? What? How?” PowerPoint presentation. Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY, March 2012.

“Local History Research in Congressional Papers,” PowerPoint presentation. Association of Centers for the Study of Congress conference, Washington, DC, May 2009.

“Reference Use of Congressional Papers in New Jersey Local History Research,” PowerPoint presentation. New Jersey Library Association Conference, Long Branch, NJ, May 2008.


Curator, Crossroads: Harrison A. Williams, Jr. and Great Society Liberalism, 1959-1981. Exhibition in Special Collections and University Archives Gallery and Gallery ’50, Archibald S. Alexander Library, Rutgers University, January 27-August 1, 2009.

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