Profile profile for WigginsK

Kelsey Wiggins

Collections Specialist, Work & Industry

BA Business Administration, American University
MA Medieval History, University of Leeds, UK
MA Museum Studies, George Washington University

Research Specialties: 

Medieval History, Revolutionary America, 20th Century U.S. and European History, LGBTQ studies.

  • Cataloged and inventoried collection of U.S. Bank Notes transferred from the US Treasury Department.
  • Researching, inventorying, cataloging, and conserving several thousand coins in the National Numismatic Collection.
  • Inventorying, cataloging, and digitizing, collections related to sweatshops in the United States
  • Researching, inventorying, digitizing, cataloging, accessioning, business history collections
  • Web exhibition building: Girlhood, FOOD exhibition, The Only One in the Room, American Enterprise, All Work No Pay, El Monte Sweatshop Object Group


Awards, Honors, and Special Recognition: 
  • 2017 American Alliance of Museums Conference Fellowship
  • 2017 Virginia Association of Museums Conference Student Fellowship and guest speaker
  • 2021 Elected Secretary of Smithsonian Pride Alliance
Professional Affiliations: 

Smithsonian Pride Alliance