What do you do?
Watch over and preserve the Archives’ digital treasures, both the ones that were born that way and the ones that were digitized later on.
Favorite spot in DC to recommend to visitors
Gosh that’s a tough one with so much to choose from. My absolute top, the Renwick Gallery. I’ve been fascinated with handmade creations since age 8 and the Renwick, a gorgeous building itself, showcases exceptional pieces of craft and decorative art. On the Mall, the U.S. Botanic Garden makes a peaceful break from the crowds in the museums. And of course, any place that serves coffee.
The recordings of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. I came across these while working to preserve the original digital audio tapes that most of them were recorded on in the 80’s. Great works, wonderfully performed, with some notable personalities involved such as the late Lena Horne and the granddaughter of Duke Ellington.