Small museums often receive collections of archival material, including documents, photographs, artifacts, and textiles. Linking materials together intellectually, while storing and describing items at different levels can be a challenge. This presentation will discuss ways in which small museums can use the principles and techniques of archival management to arrange and describe materials at the collection level.
Jennifer Motszko holds a Bachelor of Arts in History of the University of Wisconsin – Madison and Master’s degrees in History and Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin –Milwaukee. She has over 12 years of experience working in both corporate and academic archives. She began her archival career with the Harley Davidson Motor Company as a museum technician, but spent the last ten years as manuscript archivist for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In August, Jennifer moved back to Wisconsin to head the Archives and Area Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where she is enjoying brushing up on her knowledge of Wisconsin history.