After graduating cum laude in May, I began the Public History MA program at CSU Sacramento. In the fall of last year, I took the Archives and Manuscripts class taught by Dr. Patricia Johnson of the Center for Sacramento History, where I processed a collection of Sacramento Board of Trustees Minute Records dating from 1882 to 1919.
From January to May of this year I was an intern at the California Automobile Museum, where I worked to expand the Museum’s artifact database in PastPerfect. I also designed exhibit displays, museum fliers, and event handouts.
In May I was hired as a records processor at the California State Archives. I have processed the records of the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee, as well as the papers of Assemblyman Norman Waters.
This fall I am taking classes in Museum Studies and American Historiography, while working 20 hours a week at the State Archives. My current collection is the records of the California Occupational Information Coordinating Committee. This collection will also serve as the primary material for my thesis, which will focus on the processing of archival records with textual and electronic material.