Kristin Emery

Kristin Emery



Office: Research and Academic Programs, Newberry Library

Work Phone:  312-255-3533

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Loyola University Chicago, 2011-2013

  • MA- Public History

Indiana University- Bloomington, 2004-2008

  • BA- Classical Civilizations, Summa Cum Laude


"This is My Home, I Have To Defend It: Preserving Exclusivity in Chicago's Lakewood-Balmoral Neighborhood"- April, 2012

Professional Experience

Newberry Library- Research and Academic Programs Manager (2013-Present)

  • Administer the library's Fellowship and Scholar-in-Residence Programs; Research and write departmental grant requests and reports; Coordinate all summer institutes and seminars; Research and write captions for exhibitions

Women and Leadership Archives- Archival Assistant (2011-2012); Interim Director (2012-2013); Assistant Archivist (2013)

  • Managed collections, accessioned and processed materials, created finding aids, digitized materials and created metadata; Wrote, received, and administered a $5,000 ISHRAB grant for the Mundelein College Audiovisual Digitization Project; Cultivated and maintained donor relationships; Trained and supervised staff members and interns; Served as exhibit consultant for "Crossings and Dwellings: Restored Jesuits, Women Religious, American Experience, 1814-2014."

Chicago History Museum- Boston Stories Project Intern Team Leader, Digital Archives Editor (2012)

  • Developed a descriptive standard for items in project's digital archive; created a work plan for the project and the intern team

Indiana University Art Museum- Education Intern (2008)

  • Researched and wrote a tour for high school audiences related to the Burton Y. Berry Classical Jewelry Collection

Mathers Museum of World Cultures (Bloomington, IN)- Conservation Practicum (2007-2008)

  • Designed and constructed mounts for ceramic pots, ceremonial masks and instruments; Reorganized collections to streamline storage

Research Interests

  • Urban History in America 1850-Present
  • Historic Preservation, its political and social effects
  • Chicago History
  • Local History
  • Archival Theory
    • Activism in the archives
    • Anticipating and meeting user needs

Digital Publications and Projects

Make Big Plans: Daniel Burnham's Vision of an American Metropolis- Digital Resource, contributing author: "A Culture of Civic Leadership," Planning and the New Deal," "National Airways."

SisterSerpents: Art as a Weapon- Digital Exhibition, curator and web designer

Realizing the Newberry Idea, 1887-2012- Digital Exhibition, web designer

Visions:A Highlight of Chicago Women Artists- Digital Collection, curator, metadata creation

The Lakefront Historian- Contributor

Lunch at the Archives- Editor


Awards and Fellowships

Loyola University Chicago- Graduate Assistant (Women and Leadership Archives); 2011-2012, 2012-2013.

David and Jenny Berry Scholarship; 2007.

Pratt Traveling Fellowship; 2006.

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