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We continue with our celebrations of American Archives Month with our series highlighting a few of the outstanding folks in our Presidential Libraries.
Archivist Ryan Rutkowski has crisscrossed the nation in his pursuit of public history. From San Francisco to Chicago to Wheeling, WV, Rutkowski has finally found a home under the southern sun in Atlanta, GA. Read on to find out about his duties as an archivist, and how his job once led him to play a priest on the History Channel.
Name: Ryan Rutkowski
Occupation: Archivist at Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
How long have you worked at this library?
Almost two years.
How/why did you decide to go into the archival field?
When I was an undergraduate, I had an opportunity to volunteer and intern at the Archives for the Archdiocese of San Francisco during my senior year at the University of San Francisco. The archivist, who was also my professor, gave me a broad range of duties that include processing, cataloging, and answering research requests.
I was particularly amazed at the rich history that was being preserved there, from the Mission Dolores artifacts dating to the 1700s to the sacramental records that were saved from parishes destroyed in the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. I enjoyed working hands with the material and provide research assistants to variety of clients. After this experience, I decide to pursue a Master’s degree in Public History … [ Read all ]
Posted by Victoria on October 29, 2013, under - Presidents, National Archives Near You.
Tags: American Archives Month, Archives Month, Archivists, Georgia, History Channel, President Carter, Ryan Rutkowski, UFO, Willie Nelson