Read my manuscript The Rise and Fall of Boulder's Legendary Harvest House Hotel here:
Harvest House bibliography here:
I’m a researcher and writer, as well as a trained librarian and archivist, specializing in local and regional history.
I’ve spent most of my career working in libraries and archives. I have a master’s degree in Librarianship and Information Management as well as a certificate from the National Archives Modern Archives Institute. In short, that means I’ve been trained to know where and how information is organized, how archival collections are arranged and described, and most importantly, how to evaluate the quality of primary and secondary print and online sources.
My career began at the Dallas Morning News reference library, in a vibrant newsroom during the heyday of investigative journalism. I was hooked. Later, as the librarian at the Boulder Daily Camera newspaper for nearly a decade, I researched background and facts for reporters and editors, archived daily news content and maintained a 100-year collection of news clippings, photographs and ephemera. That's where I became fascinated with Boulder's unique history.
I write a regular local history column for the Daily Camera newspaper, freelance for magazines, newsletters and other publications, and take on contract research projects. In my writing, I highlight topics in history that have relevance to contemporary issues and events.
I’ve consulted with writers, filmmakers and journalists in local and national media regarding Boulder’s past including ESPN, INC. Magazine, CSPAN, Rocky Mountain PBS, Men’s Journal and The New York Times.
A professor I know once said, 'I love to work on local history projects, because my lab is all around me.' Same here.
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