I manage our digital archives, seeing born-digital objects through their lifecycle, from acquisition to preservation to access. I am also responsible for web archiving and caring for legacy digital media.
As the Assistant Archivist, I support the Tufts Archival Research Center's core functions through reference and public services, research, processing, and collection stewardship. I also contribute to archives-focused exhibitions and projects as well as assist with our active teaching program.
I help Tufts offices and departments effectively manage University records by providing guidance about records retention, secure and efficient storage, and confidential destruction. I also help staff identify inactive records with long-term value to Tufts that should be transferred to the Archives. Please contact me with questions about managing University records or to schedule a consultation.
I am the archivist and lead researcher for the Slavery, Colonialism, and Their Legacies at Tufts initiative, a university-wide collaborative project examining the school's historical ties to enslavement in Massachusetts and beyond, the long presence and experiences of African descended and indigenous students on the university’s campuses, and Tufts' relationships with the historic Black and Afro-Native communities of Charlestown, Medford, Somerville, Boston, and Grafton.
I manage our Public Services operations, including remote reference services and Reading Room operations, and continue to build an expanded outreach program to our communities. Please contact me for information about class visits, teaching with archival materials, and primary source research.
I work with our digitization initiatives and projects. This includes project management and development and implementation of policies, procedures, and workflows. I work with our repository, the Tufts Digital Library, and oversee Newspapers @ Tufts and our digital exhibits.
I manage transfers and donations of new material to the archives from departments, student groups on campus, and other donors, as well as ensure that all incoming collections receive a baseline level of description to ensure discovery and access. If you would like to donate or transfer records to TARC, please contact me.