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Carolyn M. Brady
|1993-1995||Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI), M.A. in Public History.|
|1986-1990||University of Virginia, B.A. in Archaeology, Minor in Studio Art.|
Sample projects on-line include researching Robert Wagner and the Milwaukee Furniture Company, a tavern in Cudahy, and the history of the Takagi and Yamasaki families in Oregon before World War II. Research conducted through archival searches, interviews, analysis of historical photographs, court house and government records, and other genealogical sources. Also cataloging private collection of over 300 photos (primarily 1900-1960) and transferring them to archival-quality storage.
to April 2000
Plantation, Reidsville, N.C. (state-owned
historic site closed in 2002, now owned by private
Researched history of the architecture, landscape and people associated with a National Register site built in the 1920s. Managed sites archives and historical collection. Presented information to the public through tours, exhibits, newspaper articles, television, and radio. Worked with other staff to develop special events and tours. Took photographs for use in marketing or to document special events, collections care, and exhibits. Managed web site.
to May 1996
|Museum Assistant, Morris-Butler House Museum, Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, Indianapolis. Researched and arranged displays for seasonal exhibits and tours, including Victorian Christmas and turn-of-the-century Valentines Day.|
to May 1996
|Archaeological Lab Assistant, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis. Organized and inventoried artifacts recovered from an excavation on the grounds of a nineteenth-century mansion, the Lanier State Historic Site in southern Indiana.|
to Oct. 1995
|Researcher, Indiana Heritage Research Grant for the Morris-Butler House Museum. Researched history of the grounds of the Morris-Butler House in preparation for an archaeological dig. Prepared report suggesting possible sites for excavation. Created interpreter's guide to the yard of a Victorian home for staff and docents.|
to Dec. 1995
|Graduate Student in Public History,
Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis.
Paid internships and class projects included
to June 1993
|Audience Researcher, Education Division, Science in American Life Exhibition Team, National Museum of American History (NMAH), Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Observed and interviewed museum visitors. Provided exhibition development team with information on visitors' views and understanding of science and its history. Built and tested mock-ups of exhibit components, including text, graphics, and interactive exhibits for the Hands-On Science Center.|
to Jan. 1992
|Administrative Assistant, Education Division, Science in American Life Exhibition Team, NMAH. Organized and maintained exhibits and visitor response records for Hands-On Science Preview Area, a space used for testing exhibit ideas with visitors. Office manager for Hands-On Science and Curriculum Project staff.|
to May 1991
|Administrative Assistant, Common Agenda for History Museums Project of the American Association for State and Local History, NMAH. Researched proposal for exhibition on history and its presentation in museums.|
PUBLICATIONS AND HONORS:
"Labeling, Preserving and Sharing Family Photographs," The Hoosier Genealogist (Indiana Historical Society), Vol 42, no. 2 (Summer 2002). Republished in 2007 in the anthology Finding Indiana Ancestors: A Guide to Historical Research .
"New Discoveries in Familiar Places: Form and Function of the Urban Yard," a report for the Morris-Butler House Museum, Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, supported by Indiana Heritage Research Grant #95-3036.
"Indianapolis and the Great Migration, 1900-1920," Black History News and Notes (Indiana Historical Society), no. 65 (1996): 3-8.
1996 nominee from Indiana University system for Distinguished Masters Thesis Award of the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools for masters thesis, "The Transformation of a Neighborhood: Ransom Place Historic District, Indianapolis, 1900-1920," a demographic study of an urban African-American community.
References available upon request
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