PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

ADVISOR

  • Dayton Art Institute. Assisted and managed a project archivist to advise them on how to handle the library and archives which had been closed to the public for a number of years, 2016-2017.

  • Oakwood Historical Society. Consulted with the volunteer who managed the historical collection concerning preservation concerns, 2015.

  • Texas Documents Scanning Project. Assisted and instructed Steen Library’s research librarians with the digitization of historic Texas State Department of Education bulletins, 2011-2013.

  • Corrigan Historical Association. Managed aspects of an ongoing digitization effort the historical association is conducting with the Center for Regional Heritage Research at Stephen F. Austin State University, 2011-2013.

  • CONTENTdm Advisor. Assisted and instructed History Department and Center for Regional Heritage Research faculty on using the software and general best practices for digital projects and preservation, 2010-2013.

  • Tyler Junior College. Consulted with archival staff about digitization workflow and digital preservation including metadata standards, storage, and access to digital material, October 2012.

  • Lamar University. Consulted with archival staff concerning their digital collections housed in CONTENTdm, June 2011.

  • Charlie Wilson Oral History Day. The History Department organized a day to interview Wilson staff members. I worked with history graduate students to scan material Wilson’s staff members brought with them, March 2011.


COORDINATOR

  • Black History Month. Planned "An Evening with Riley Holloway." Mr. Holloway, a local artist, uses drawing and oil painting to create his narrative-driven works. The artist, who believes that faith and mentorship are integral to the artistic process, will discuss the roles of relatability, reflection and recognition of ourselves in art. February 21, 2019.

  • I Found It In The Archives! contest. Coordinated and implemented the Society of American Archivist program which elevates awareness of the archives field. Community members submit a 400-word essay or a two-minute video about what material they found in their local archives, 2011 & 2012.

  • Archives Month Celebration. Assist with the planning and implementation of a reception for the opening of a new collection in conjunction with Archives Month, 2009, 2010, & 2011.

  • Upshaws of County Line. Co-coordinated a photography exhibit at the Cole Art Center in Nacogdoches. The photographs, taken by Richard Orton in the late 1980s to early 1990s depict life in an East Texas community which began as a freedman colony after the Civil War, February 2009.


CREATIVE EXHIBITS & PROJECTS

  • Businesses of Old Fort Worth. Fort Worth Public Central Library. September 2019

  • Women of Fort Worth. Fort Worth Public Central Library. April 2019

  • Remember Me! Red Cross Nurses in World War I. Fort Worth Public Central Library. November 2018 - February 2018.

  • It is Time to Effect a Revolution. University Libraries, Dayton, Ohio. September 2017 - October 2017.

  • On Display: Bibles from Libraries Collections. University Libraries, Dayton, Ohio. October 3, 2015 - November 8, 2015.

  • Dalí/Alice. University Libraries, Dayton, Ohio. May 30, 2015 - August 16, 2015.

  • On Display: Editions Don Quixote. University Libraries, Dayton, Ohio. August 29, 2015 - September 27, 2015.

  • Viewshare exhibits. Worked with the open source tool Viewshare developed by the Library of Congress, 2012-2013. 

  • Arthur Weaver, 1915-2012. Video in honor of Mr. Weaver, former president of the NAACP in Nacogdoches for 20 years. He passed away in 2011 and was honored at the 2012 Black History Month Celebration on February 12, 2012.

  • Arthur Weaver: Standing Tall. Exhibit, Nacogdoches Public Library, Nacogdoches, TX, February 2011.

  • Myrtie Mims. Black History Month exhibit at the Nacogdoches Public Library in honor of Mrs. Mims, a local African American female photographer. She ran a studio out of her home during the 1940s through the 1970s. February 2010.

  • Entertainers of East Texas. Exhibit at Ralph W. Steen Library featuring actors, authors, musicians, and artists from East Texas. July 2009.

  • Birdie Wade & the African American Heritage Project. Exhibit at Nacogdoches Public Library to showcase and promote the upcoming Regional History Day theme of “The Individual in History." August 2008.


DIGITIZATION PROJECTS

  • Cason-Monk Metcalf Funeral Records. Acquired and manage the ongoing digitization of 70 years of funeral records from a local funeral home. The collection consists of around 100 ledgers from a funeral home which formed from four different companies.

  • Celestine Family Photographs. Acquired and manage the ongoing digitization of over 200 photographs from an Alabama-Coushatta family.

  • Charles Wilson Democratic Study Group Legislative Reports. Managed the ongoing digitization of legislative reports given to Charlie  Wilson during his time in office. 2011-2013.

  • Charles Wilson Photograph Collection. Managed the ongoing digitization of Charlie Wilson photographs taken during his time in office including some from his trips to the Middle East. 2011-2013.

  • E.J. Campbell Alumni Association. Acquired and managed the digitization of over 100 items related to the Nacogdoches African American school E.J. Campbell. 2012

  • Faye Rison Photographs. Managed the digitization of over 150 photographs of E.J. Campbell students during the 1950s and 60s. E.J. Campbell was the African American school in Nacogdoches. 2012

  • First Families of Nacogdoches Reunion. Attended, scanned, and managed. 2011-2012.

  • Kolb Family Photographs. Acquired and managed over 350 photographs from the family who has lived in the area since the 1820s.

  • Lily Grove Baptist Church. Managed the digitization of church registers totaling approximately 950 scans.

  • Rison Family Photographs. Acquired and managed the digitization of over 200 photographs belonging to the Rison Family, an African American family from a local freedmen colony. The photographs date from the 1910s through the 1950s. 2011-2012

  • Sid Roberts Funeral Home. Managed the digitization of over 750 items belonging to a local African American funeral home. The majority of the material are funeral programs. 

  • University of Dayton. Managed the digitization and upload of yearbooks, numerous departmental newsletters, Academic Senate documents, various university documents, and records. Also managed digitization and upload of a number of special collections.

  • Wyatt Columbus Teel Family. Acquired and managed the digitization of over 200 documents dating from the 1830s to the 1920s. 2011.


ORAL HISTORIES

The ETRC has over 500 accessioned oral histories. It is not common for ETRC staff to conduct these interviews; however, it is sometimes necessary. The following interviews include ones in which I was an interviewer.

  • ID Henderson, 2012.

  • Reverend Bettie Kennedy, 2012.

  • Arthur Weaver, 2010.

  • Eula Redd, 2009.