Dallas Historical Society

Archives Assistant, Dallas, Texas, Digitization, Photography Collections, Work Experience April 30, 2019

This month I completed a 3-month internship as an archives assistant at the Visual Collections of the Dallas Historical Society which is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Dallas and Texas history. Offering education programming, lectures, historic city tours, museum exhibitions, and other special events, this organization strives to be the preeminent resource for exploring, and instilling appreciation for the diverse history of Dallas and Texas.

Visual Collections of the Dallas Historical Society.
Rehoused hundreds of 1960s-1970s negatives from the V.90.15 Ed Miley Collection.
Working in the G.B. Dealey Library. Photograph by Kaitlyn Price.
Scanned this early 1900s tintype of an African American woman, which is part of the V.85.86 Braswell Collection, using a flatbed scanner.
Scanned negative of Downtown Dallas from the V.85.71 Haas Collection.

There:

  • I organized and rehoused archival materials such as photographs, negatives, slides, tintypes, glass plates and postcards.
  • Described materials, created finding aids and shared collections with the public using PastPerfect Online.
  • Digitized materials of various formats using a flatbed scanner.
  • Assisted with overall collections management, preservation and care.

 

*Featured photograph by Will van Overbeek.

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Hi, I'm Danae! I'm a photographer and I hold a MA in Photographic History. Besides my passion for photography, I enjoy traveling, walking, meditating, and I am an avid supporter of low-waste living.

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