A man in a brown suit is sitting in a desk chair reclining with a newspaper or magazine. His right leg is crossed and the background is mauve.


Kay Peterson, Client Services Archivist.  Iowa State University (BA). Research specialties: digital scanning, audiovisual duplication, reference services. Email:

Collections Acquisition

Craig A. Orr, Archivist.  University of Delaware (B.A., M.A.). Research specialties: archives administration, railroad history, military uniforms. Email:

Collections Arrangement, Description, Preservation

Vanessa Brousard Simmons, Archivist.  University of Maryland (B.A. ), George Washington University (M.A.). Research specialties: advertising ephemera; preservation administration. Email:

Alison L. Oswald, Archivist.  St. Bonaventure University (B.A.), Ball State University (M.S.), State University of New York at Albany (M.L.S.). Research specialties: American inventors, archival arrangement and description, and archives and technology. E-mail: Click here to go to the Lemelson Center.

Franklin Robinson, Jr., Archives Technician.  The Catholic University of America (B.F.A.), American University (M.A.). Research specialties: performing arts, film, American agriculture, family history and genealogy, Church of England in colonial Maryland, LGBT history. Email:

Special Projects

David E. Haberstich, Archivist.  Rochester Institute of Technology (B.F.A),   Indiana University (graduate study in art history), John Hopkins University (M.L.A.). Research specialties: history of photographic art and technology, conservation of photographs, history of twentieth-century art, history of photographic social documentation. Email: