This post comes from Zoë Maughan, Student Archives Assistant in the Historical Collections & Archives.
Hi all! My name is Zoë and I just joined the Historical Collections & Archives (HC&A) as a student archives assistant. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and gender studies from Lewis & Clark College in May 2019, and I am currently enrolled as an online student in the Master of Library and Information Science program at the University of Washington.
I am drawn to the concept of public memory and how special collections and archives contribute to the creation of historical narratives. Additionally, I am interested in the intersections between gender studies and library science. Having previously worked in the Lewis & Clark College Special Collections and Archives department, I am grateful for the opportunity to continue gaining work experience with the OHSU HC&A.
Upon completing my Master’s degree, I hope to find work with a special collections or archives department at a university, museum, or other educational institution. In addition to archival work, I am also interested in research librarianship. I am thrilled to be starting this position with OHSU and am excited to contribute to this blog about my work and findings! Outside of work, I love to play with my miniature schnauzer, Cashew, and tend to my numerous house plants.