Brown University Library Special Collections

Welcome Christopher Geissler

Posted by Jennifer Betts on February 8, 2011

The John Hay Library is delighted to welcome  Christopher Geissler as a Project Archivist.  Christopher will be working on a two-year project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

The John Hay Library was awarded grant funds to raise awareness of a number of significant collections, papers, and records held in Manuscripts and University Archives, including the papers of prominent literary figures, scientists, historians, Brown faculty and alumni, and cultural, political, and activist organizations. Christopher will conduct a survey of archival and manuscript collections and create catalog records and Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids.  In addition, the Archivists’ Toolkit will be implemented in order to manage archival and manuscript collections through a single database.

Christopher comes to us from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute where he was Cataloger for Archives and Special Collections.