Kristin Jacobsen

Kristin Jacobsen

Kristin Jacobsen

Program: MA student, United States and Public History


Research Interests: Danish immigration, 19th/20th centuries

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Loyola University Chicago, Chicago IL
     M.A. in History, United States and Public History (in progress), 2014-present

Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX
     Postgraduate work in history, 1991-1992

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley CA
     Master of Library and Information Studies, December 1990

University of Houston, Houston TX
     Bachelor of Arts in Journalism / Minor in Spanish, May 1988
          Summa Cum Laude
          Academic Excellence Award (Highest GPA, College of Humanities and Fine Arts)
          National Merit Scholar
          Membership in Honors Program

History / Public History Experience

Immigration Advocacy History Project, Loyola University, Nov. 2017-

    Project Manager and Oral History Interviewer


The Man Into Woman Project: Transgender Narratives, Editorial Practices, and the Digital Humanities

Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities, Loyola University Chicago, Sept. 2017-present



Newberry Library, Chicago IL, Sept.-Nov. 2017

    Internship, Archives and Exhibitions


Chrysler Village History Project, Chicago IL, November 2015
    Oral History Interviewer and Transcriber

Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, Chicago IL, August 2015
    “Cobblestone Crossroads: Arts and Community in the Glenwood Avenue Arts District” tour

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, Skokie IL, December 2014
    Volunteer, Visitor Evaluation Study of “RACE: Are We So Different?” exhibit

The Field Museum, Chicago IL, March 2011-May 2013
    Museum Archives Volunteer

Library Experience

Northwestern University Library, Evanston IL, 1996-2000
    Reference Librarian/Student Assistant Supervisor

Northwestern University Library, Evanston IL, 1993-1996
    Management Reference Librarian

Southern Methodist University, DeGolyer Library, Dallas TX, 1991-1993
    Reference/Collection Development Librarian


“The ‘New West’: Recent Acquisitions at the DeGolyer Library.” DeGolyer Library,
Southern Methodist University. Dallas, TX. January-March, 1993.

“Fred Harvey: Civilizing the West.” DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University. Dallas, TX. February-April 1992.

“Iraq: Birth of a Nation.” DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University. Dallas, TX.
March-May 1991.

“Tarzan: 20th Century Hero.” M.D. Anderson Library, University of Houston. Houston, TX.
Summer 1988.


“Reference Statistics,” Part of Seeking the Conceptual Foundations of Reference: Or, It’s Hard to ‘Shake’ What You Cannot Find (paper presented at the 8th national conference of the Association of College & Research Libraries, Nashville, TN, April 11-14, 1997).

“Tall Tales of the West: The Myth and Reality Behind Promotion of the Southwest”
(paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association, Austin, TX, March 1992).

“Stealing Time: The Blumberg Case and Its Aftermath” (paper presented at the annual meeting of the Art Libraries Society of North America/Texas, Dallas, TX, October 10-11, 1991).


“DeGolyer Library.” In Encyclopedia of the American West. Nashville, TN: Zenda, Inc., 1995.

“Time to Put the Internet in Perspective.” College and Research Libraries News 56, no. 3,
(March 1995): 144-147.

“SMU Libraries Computer Ethics Statement.” College and Research Libraries News 54, no. 6
(June 1993): 331-332.

Other Experience

Skokie School District 68, Skokie IL, 2004-2015
     Volunteer with focus on research, grants, and writing projects

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Park Ridge IL, Jan.-Dec. 2007
     Children’s Formation Coordinator

Mothers & More, North Chicago/Near North Suburbs Chapter, 1998-2006
     National, regional, and local volunteer

The Houston Post, Houston TX, Summer 1987
     Reporter Intern

The Daily Cougar, University of Houston, Houston TX, 1984-1988
     Editor in chief / Copy Editor / Reporter

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