Photo Archivist, Archives Team Leader
Division: Collections and Archives Program, National Anthropological Archives
Area of Specialization:
As photo archivist Rappaport is responsible for all aspects of the management of the NAA’s photograph collections, including appraisal, arrangement, description, preservation, and collection development. As the NAA’s Team Leader, she is the main point of contact after the CAP Director for questions relating to acquisitions, tours, loans, and other archives matters.
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Anthropology Mailing Address
M.A. History and Archives Management; Western Washington University, 2007
B.A. History, University of Washington, 2002
Smithsonian Institution Archives and Special Collections Council (Chair, 2011-2012)
Society of American Archivists http://www2.archivists.org/
Native American Archives Roundtable http://www.archivists.org/saagroups/nat-amer/
Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC)
Rappaport has interests and expertise in areas relating to general archives management; 19th and 20th century photographic archives; archival principles and practices as they pertain to photographic collections; identification and preservation of early glass and film negatives; visual literacy as it pertains to historical photographs; archival acquisitions; and research in archives.
Lindsay, John A. and Rappaport, Gina. The Pribilof Islands, A Guide to Photographs and Illustrations. Government Printing Office, 2009.
Rappaport, Gina. Limitations and Improvements in the Archival Management of Photographs. M.A. Thesis, Western Washington University, 2007.
Smithsonian Blog “Around the Mall” video interview on Curtis acquisition with Jake Homiak and Gina Rappaport, March 2011. http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/aroundthemall/2011/03/getting-negative-with-edward-curtis/
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