I am an archivist to share the importance of preserving historical and cultural artifacts.
I am a librarian to educate present and future generations.
Please feel free to contact me.
While conducting archival research as an undergraduate, I realized that I could turn what I enjoyed most, researching history and sharing with others, into a career path. As an archivist or a librarian I will have the opportunity to make history tangible through highlighting elements of personal stories through time. I want to be a part of sharing with the present what happened in the past.
Welcome and please explore the website I have created to display the research and work I have done with the Sleeper Collection and other projects. When I first started volunteering in Asbury University's Archives and Special Collections during junior year, I never dreamed that it would turn into a two-semester independent study, then become a career choice. In the summer of 2013, I had just finished an amazing and awesome internship at Old Sturbridge Village, a living history museum, so I was very pleased to use my experience when conducting research about the Sleeper and Booth families. Towards the end of my senior year, Suzanne Gehring, Head of Archives and Special Collections, and I were invited to the KLA Joint Spring Conference to present. ~ Ruth Slagle