Mary Ellen McCaffrey was a powerhouse with the Smithsonian’s Office of Printing and Photographic Services from 1972 until her retirement in 1995. As production control officer, she ensured that the photo orders submitted to the office were processed and completed. Sometimes, those jobs meant the office was required to make reproduction negatives. In other instances, staff needed to produce original photography. McCaffrey coordinated it all.
Before joining the production control office, McCaffrey split her time between working in the customer service section and the negative library.
- Q&A: Mary Ellen McCaffrey keeps tabs on Photo Services jobs, The Torch, January 1986