Carleton Virtual Breakfast Club
Preserving History One Email at a Time
with Kate Madison ’11
Thursday, September 8, 2022
8 a.m. Central Time
Kate Madison ’11 has been working as an archivist since 2015, when she entered library school at the University of Pittsburgh. She frequently encounters the question: “what does an archivist do?” In this talk, Kate will answer that question and discuss how she came to the archives field after majoring in history at Carleton and earning an M.A. in early American history from the College of William & Mary. Kate will share her experiences with preserving records from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, from carte de visite photographs to Word docs and emails, and will also share some fun anecdotes about the kinds of collections she’s encountered at various institutions, from a local historical society to the Smithsonian.
Kate is an archivist in the Manuscripts Division at the Library of Congress. Previously, she worked as project and processing archivist at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History and at the Senator John Heinz History Center’s Detre Library & Archives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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