South Florida Collections Management Center
What’s New . . .
NPCA Visits SFCMC
Ben Robbins and Jackie Crucet of the Sun Coast Regional Office of the National Parks Conservation Association visited the SFCMC on July 29th as part of an ongoing effort to learn more about the South Florida parks’ cultural resources. Nancy provided an overview of the SFCMC’s history, issues, and needs as well as a tour of the collections. The SFCMC looks forward to working with NPCA to support the collections and to educate others about them, as well as what we do and why.
SFCMC Staff Spotlight
The South Florida Collections Management Center welcomes new STEP archives technicians Cheryl Price, Colleen Williams, Dianely Martin, and Larry Shockley.
Cheryl Price, a native of Chicago, has lived in South Florida for over 30 years. She is pursuing a master’s degree in public history from Florida International University (FIU). Dianely Martin, a native of South Florida, received her BA in anthropology from Florida State University. She is pursuing a Museum Studies Certificate at FIU. Larry Shockley comes to the SFCMC from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. He finished his History MA from Marshall University and is due to complete a C.R.M from West Virginia University this fall. He also plans to enroll in the MLIS program at Florida State University this spring. Colleen Williams is an MLIS graduate student focusing on archives from California. While in the Everglades, she is enjoying finding and trying exotic fruits she'd never heard of before!
SFCMC Curator Receives AJL Award
Curator Nancy Russell received the NPS’s 2010 Appleman-Judd-Lewis Award for Excellence in Cultural Resources Stewardship and Management for her work developing the SFCMC and for the DRTO cannon mounting project. Nancy attended an event in Washington, D.C. on August 16th where NPS Director Jon Jarvis presented the awards to the three recipients. Nancy notes that many people were key to the success of both projects and while she is happy to share the honor and credit, she is keeping the cash to herself. (NPS photo by Rick Lewis)
Archives in Action
New Park Permit Coordinator
Mark your calendars! The SFCMC is hosting “Effective Oral History: Interviews, project management and practical applications” from October 31-November 4, 2011, at the Krome Center in Homestead. WASO Oral History Coordinator LuAnn Jones is organizing the course; instructors include historians, ethnographers, a curator, archivists and a solicitor. Get hands-on training about project planning, legal and ethical issues, recording technologies, interview preparation, interviewing, processing interviews, and using oral history for interpretive programs, exhibits, web sites, and publications. Register now on DOI Learn (course number NPS-2011-1031-EVER). Tuition is $400.00 due in FY12 and space is limited to 30 people so sign up now!
New Park Permit Coordinator
DRTO Cannon Documentary Film
Last updated: February 6, 2018