Welcome!

I am the Associate Director of the the world’s foremost jazz archives and research library, The Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University – Newark. I was interviewed in January 2016 for the Society of American Archivists’ Acquisitions and Appraisal Section Blog, Assigning Value. I go into a little bit of everything we do at the Institute, and how we go about getting new collections, and managing what we already have. Read all about it!

Before coming to New Jersey I worked at the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I feel very fortunatedirectly work with our nation’s cultural heritage, and especially such rich and interesting collections. Here’s a brief video showcasing some of the amazing collections at the Institute but if you’re ever in Newark you must stop by!