Women's Collections Section 2020 Ballot

Meet our wonderful candidate for the 2020 WCS election! The individual will serve as Co-Vice Chair during 2020-2021 and as Co-Chair of the section in 2021-2022.

Alex McGee


Alex McGee is the Women@MIT Project Archivist in the Department of Distinctive Collections at the MIT Libraries, where she seeks to add the records of women faculty, staff, students and alumnae to the historic record by collecting, preserving, and sharing their life and work with MIT and global audiences. Prior, she worked with architectural archives at the Portman Archives in Atlanta as Assistant Archivist and later Archivist. She was previously the graduate research assistant for the Women’s Collections and the Gender and Sexuality Collections at Georgia State University.  She holds a MA in History and a certificate in Public History from Georgia State University and a BA in Women’s Studies & History from the University of Georgia. She is in her third and final year as the Administrative Assistant for the Society of Georgia Archivists.

Statement of Interest

As archivists, we accept an important responsibility--to collect,  preserve, and make accessible the materials that document history. With that responsibility, there is an inherent power. We have the ability to privilege certain stories and collections as “worth saving.” I have committed myself through my career and volunteer work to improve the documentation of women’s stories and promote their discovery. The work of this committee is significant because it provides a platform for this work and has pushed many to consider the possibilities of including women and improve the efforts of collecting women’s voices. For these reasons, I am interested in being considered to work as Vice Co-Chair for the Women’s Collection Section. My hope is that in this role I can continue to shape and promote the discoverability and access to collections of these historically marginalized voices and highlight the collective efforts of our membership doing the same.