Eva Garcelon-Hart Joins Sheldon Museum Staff As Archivist

The Henry Sheldon Museum is pleased to announce that after a national search, Eva Garcelon-Hart has been appointed the new archivist of the Sheldon’s Stewart-Swift Research Center.

Eva received her Masters in Library and Information Studies and Masters in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley and worked as an archivist at Berkeley’s Bancroft Library, the archival repository for historical materials documenting West Coast history. There she was responsible for digitizing and cataloging historical collections ranging from visual materials to historical documents.

Prior to her work at the Bancroft, she worked as an archivist and assistant to a Nobel Prize winning Polish poet Czeslaw Milosz, for whom she organized and documented his large, collection of manuscripts and personal papers, now at the Beinecke Library of Yale University.

In 1999, Garcelon-Hart moved to Middlebury and since then she has been working as an independent consultant for local historical organizations including the Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, the Vermont Folklife Center, the Sheldon Museum, and historical societies and municipalities across Vermont and beyond.

In her role as archivist, Eva will manage and oversee the Sheldon Museum’s Research Center while encouraging the community to use the Research Center’s rich resources. Her responsibilities include archival management, reference and research assistance, educational outreach, programming, exhibits, publication projects, and supervision of volunteers. Eva’s previous experience with digital projects will enable the Sheldon to move forward with the digitization of its archival materials.

If you have a research project you would like to pursue in the Sheldon’s Research Center, now is a good time to begin! In February, the Research Center is open by appointment on Tuesdays-Fridays from 1-5 PM. Give Eva a call or email her at eghart@henrysheldonmuseum.org to make an appointment.