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Vancouver, WA
October 24, 2019

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Jacob Walton

360-***-**** Vancouver, WA 98683

Driven, hardworking individual seeking a position where my interests, education, and skills will contribute to an institution’s goals and success.


University of Washington Special Collections, Intern, Summer, 2018

Arranged and described photographic collections

Created finding aides for digital collections

Organized materials using EAD and DACs, as well as in-house documenting system

Digitized photographic materials

Researched and completed metadata fields and background histories

Prepared materials for scanning through removal of metals

Destroyed photographs as needed

Clark County Historical Society, Volunteer Researcher, 2012-2017

Provided research services for the sake of efforts to raise visibility

Prepared Word and Excel documents for management

Created and updated files in databases

Filed paper and electronic records for researcher use

Appraised and described current holdings

Recorded transcripts of oral histories

Ridgeway Commons Cafeteria, 10/01/2017-06/14/2019

Cooked and served food

Customer Services

Cleaned kitchen and dining areas

Tommy O’s Pacific Rim Bistro, Dishwasher, 03/09/2016-09/05/2017


References Available Upon Request


Western Washington University

Graduate Student: Graduated 6/2019

M.A. History/Archives and Records Management

Washington State University: Vancouver Campus

Bachelor of History: Graduated 5/2016

Minor: Anthropology & English

Curriculum Highlights: Asian American Literature, Ethnic History of the United States, Second Wave Imperialism, Revolutionary China, Anthropology, Archeology, Creative Writing, African American Literature, Public History, Preservation of Archival Materials, Arrangement and Description, Computer Science, Managing Information Systems, Records Management, Working with Digital Archival Materials, Archival Management, Historical Theory, Russian Revolutionary History, Environmental History

Special Projects: Participated in an archeological dig and excavation, completed an ethnic family history project, created a finding aid for the Edwin Ivey and Elizabeth Ayer collection

Characteristics and Skills Applicable:

Work well in demanding situations

Independent sense of urgency

Involves others and seeks additional perspectives

Positive attitude

Task oriented

Effective communication skills, written and verbal

Capable of working independently

Work with a wide variety of groups/individuals

Learn new concepts quickly

Learned in HTML and PHP

Experienced using DACs standards

Experienced using XML

Knowledgeable on different types of photographs

Trained in archival theory and ethics

Knowledge of archiving tools such as: Archivematica, ArchivesSpace, and AtoM

Knowledge of digital archiving, including how to create a digital database and the uploading of large groups of files simultaneously

Experience working in archives and historical societies, as well as working with archival materials in other settings

Experience in arranging and describing records

Knowledge of ideal environments for keeping archival records

Knowledge of proper conservation and preservation procedures for photographs

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