Steering Committee Elections!

The following SAA members are running for positions on the Manuscript Repositories Section steering committee: 

Vice chair / Chair elect

Brenna Edwards, Project Digital Archivist, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Books Library (MARBL), Emory University

Education: MSLS from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC; BS in Web Design from Tennessee Technological University

Professional Experience: Currently the Project Digital Archivist at the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Books Library (MARBL) at Emory University where my responsibilities include managing the Library’s born-digital materials and developing documentation for the digital archives program. Prior, I work as Project Archivist with the Southern Historical Collection at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on the Community-Driven Archives Mellon Grant team and as graduate research assistant working with digital and manuscript materials. 

SAA Participation: Student and New Professionals Section, Ex-Officio, Student Blog Editor; Graduate Student Poster Presentation-Preparing for the Next 40 Years: Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art Archive Project at the 2018 Annual Meeting.

Other Activities: Webmaster for the Art and Museum Library and Information Student Society at UNC-Chapel Hill; Secretary for the Student Chapter of Society of American Archivists at UNC-Chapel Hill;   undergraduate handbook editing and design experience at Tennessee Tech.

Steering committee members

Jennifer Motszko, Manuscripts Archivist Librarian, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG)

Education: MLIS w/ a concentration in Archival Administration, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2007), MA in History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2007), BA in History, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2003).

Professional Experience: Manuscripts Archivist Librarian, Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, UNCG, 2013-present; Adjunct Professor, Library and Information Studies Department, UNCG, 2014-present; Manuscripts Archivist, Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, UNCG, 2008-2013; Museum Technician, Harley Davidson Corporate Archives, 2006-2008.

SAA participation: SAA member since 2006. Co-Chair, Career Development Subcommittee, 2016-2018; Membership Committee member, 2016-2019; SAA mentor, 2017-present; Key Contact for North Carolina, 2014-2017; Key Contact District IV representative, 2017-present.

Other Activities: Society of North Carolina Archivists (SNCA) member, 2008-present, served as Member At Large (2011-2012), Vice Present/Programming Chair (2012-2013), President (2013-2014), Nominating Committee Chair (2014-2015), and Archives Month Chair (2016-2018); North Carolina Library Association member, 2010-present, serving as Special Collections Section Chair, 2016-present; National History Day Judge for North Carolina Regional and State competitions.

Nathan Saunders, Associate Director for Library Specialized Collections, William Madison Randall Library, University of North Carolina Wilmington

 Education: Ph.D. in American History, University of South Carolina; M.A. in American History, University of South Carolina; M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A. in Teaching, Duke University; B.A. in History, University of South Carolina.

 Professional Experience: Associate Director, Randall Library, UNC Wilmington; Head of Collections, South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina; Curator of Manuscripts, South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina.  At South Caroliniana Library, I oversaw the acquisition, arrangement, and description of manuscript materials. At UNC Wilmington, I am the administrator responsible for supervising Special Collections, University Archives, and the Curriculum Materials Center.

SAA Participation: Will begin co-editing Archival History News, a publication of the Archival History section, on June 1, 2018; South Carolina Archival Association representative on SAA’s Regional Archival Association Consortium, 2016-2017; member since 2014; presented at Annual Meeting in 2016.

Other Activities: Served as Treasurer of South Carolina Archival Association, 2015-2016; served as Vice President of the South Carolina Archival Association, 2017.

Florence M. Turcotte, Literary Manuscripts Archivist, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville.

Education: MSLIS, University of South Florida; MA in Liberal Studies, Georgetown University; BS Languages, Georgetown University.

Professional Experience: As Literary Manuscripts Archivist, I curate literary and other humanities related manuscript collections: appraising, acquiring, arranging, describing, preserving, and providing access to materials related to the study of literature, history, and the environment. I serve as a co-instructor for the Preserving History: An Internship in Historical Archives (HIS 4944) for History majors at UF.  I also participate in the public services program by providing general reference services as well as advanced reference services for archives and manuscripts, both on-site and in response to remote queries. Outreach activities, bibliographic instruction, and pro-active reference services are important components of my position. I promote the use of collections by students, faculty, and scholars through instruction, exhibits, publications, presentations and other means. I also help to create online finding-aids and pedagogical materials for the department's archival and manuscripts collections.

SAA Participation: Served as Co-Chair of Diverse Sexuality and Gender Section, served on the Manuscripts Repositories Steering Committee, member of the Working Group on Primary Sources, member of this section since 2005.

Other Activities: Served on the Executive Board of the Society of Florida Archivists, and served as the interim Treasurer.


Society of American Archivists

Manuscript Repositories Section

Section Leadership

Created | 29 June 2004

Last updated | 28 September 2018