Bryan Morey

Bryan Morey


Faculty Advisor: Dr. Karamanski



Loyola University Chicago

M.A. Public History (2019, expected)

Hillsdale College

B.A. History (2016)

  • Departmental Honors
  • Cum Laude


Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum Grand Rapids, MI

Collections Intern - May - August, 2018

  • Accessioned 80 dolls into the collection, which included creating database records, condition-reporting, researching, photographing (and Photoshopping the photos), physically numbering, and finding storage homes for the dolls
  • Made storage mounts, four-flap book enclosures, and Tyvek dust covers for dozens of objects
  • Standardized and edited over 1,500 artifact records in The Museum System (TMS) software
  • Sorted, added, and edited content for over 1,000 constituent records in TMS
  • Delicately cleaned Oval Office display
  • Cleaned three large outdoor statues
  • Researched and wrote artifact highlights for five artifacts in the museum's collections
  • Sorted through 50 campaign buttons to weed out duplicates
  • Photographed over 70 items for the museum gift store and edited the photos in Photoshop for the museum website
  • Sorted and tested 80 light fixtures for the temporary exhibit gallery to determine which lights needed repairs
  • Conducted a condition report for returning artifact loans
  • Prepared mannequins for a display of two of First Lady Betty Ford's dresses
  • Encapsulated unaccessioned material to learn the encapsulation process
  • Helped clean, condition report, and roll authentic flags from the Oval Office display
  • Compiled a list of sports-themed artifacts for an artifact loan request

Loyola University Chicago University Archives and Special Collections Chicago, IL

Graduate Student Worker - August 2017 - Present

  • Accession and process new additions to archive collections
  • Write finding aids
  • Create exhibits highlighting university history

Joliet Area Historical Museum Joliet, IL

Education Volunteer - April - August 2017

  • Gave tours and interacted with visitors from around the world
  • Researched Will County Civil War and Illinois & Michigan Canal history to help develop new programs for school-group education programs

ChemStaff, Inc. Joliet, IL

Business Management Intern - June 2014 - August 2017​

  • Developed ChemStaff's Total Quality Management System (TQMS) 
    • Wrote and revised workflows, checklists, company policies
    • Wrote grant proposals

Honors and Awards

  • Phi Alpha Theta (Hillsdale College)
  • Pi Delta Phi (Hillsdale College)
  • Departmental honors (History Department - Hillsdale College)
  • Cum Laude (Hillsdale College)



  • Co-author, Low-Temperature Corrosion in Fossil Power Plants-State of Knowledge Report: 2017 Update. EPRI, Palo Alto, CA: 2017. 3002009209.

Special Projects

Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society Fundraising Project, Loyola University ChicagoChicago, Illinois

  • Co-author - fundraising proposal for a 5K submitted and presented to West Ridge/Rogers Park Historical Society Board of Directors in Fall 2017

Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society Tour Proposal, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

  • Co-author - walking tour proposal submitted and presented to the West Ridge/Rogers Park Historical Society Board of Directors in Fall 2017

National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Application, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

  • Co-author - NEH grant proposal on behalf of Loyola University Chicago’s University Archives and Special Collections in Fall 2017
  • Grant proposal sought money to create a digital edition of Loyola University Chicago’s early vice presidents’ diaries      

Senior History Thesis, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan

  • Researched eighteenth and nineteenth century church history in Warwick, England, during the summer of 2015
  • Archival research conducted at Warwickshire County Records Office, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Archives, and the Catholic Diocesan Archives in Birmingham, UK
  • Final thesis successfully defended in April 2016

Historiographical Essay on St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan

  • Research conducted at Chicago History Museum Archives and Harold Washington Library
  • Utilized Chicago Police Department files related to the Massacre
  • Final paper (spring 2015) cited in John J. Binder’s Al Capone’s Beer Wars: A Complete History of Organized Crime in Chicago During Prohibition (New York: Prometheus Books, 2017)
Author: Bryan Morey
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