Current Guidelines for Onsite Research at Chesney Archives
Nancy McCall(410) email@example.com
Phoebe Evans Letocha410firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Ugarte(410) email@example.com
Natalie Elder(410) firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Harrison(410) email@example.com
Heather L. Cooper, Ph.D.firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth M. Peterson
Pedro Purcell, M.D.
Jerriann Myers Wilson
Louise Cavagnaro, R.N.; M.S.
Lee M. Howard, M.D.
Francis Milligan, M.D.
Catherine Neill, M.D.
Betty Scher, R.N.
Heather Cooper is the Project Archivist for the Reexamining Hopkins History initiative at the Chesney Archives. Her work focuses on processing personal papers and institutional records that are relevant for studying histories of race and racism within Johns Hopkins Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health.
Heather has BA in History and English Literature from San Francisco State University. She has a PhD in history, with an emphasis in African American history; an MA in Library and Information Science; a Graduate Certificate in Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies; and a Public Digital Humanities Certificate, all from the University of Iowa. Her past positions include being an Archives Assistant and Graduate Research Assistant at the Iowa Women’s Archives at the University of Iowa, as well as being a Visiting Assistant Professor in History and Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Iowa.
Heather is a co-organizer and founding member of the Iowa Colored Conventions Project, the first state satellite of the National Colored Conventions Project. She is a member of the Society of American Archivists, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, and the African American Intellectual History Society.
Allison Fischbach is the Digital Archivist at the Chesney Archives. She ensures preservation and access to born-digital documents, data sets, web content, and email. She also develops policies and workflows for managing digital content and fulfilling reference requests for digital materials.
Allison has a BA from Washington College, Maryland, and an MLIS from the University of Maryland. She has previously served as Research and Archives Associate for the Albert S. Cook Library at Towson University and as Collection Maintenance and Preservation Technician for the Decker Library at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Allison is a member of the Society of American Archivists where she serves on the Web Archiving Steering Committee and a member of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference as a Maryland Caucus Representative.
Nancy McCall is the Director of the Chesney Archives. She is Archivist of Johns Hopkins Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health and a Research Associate in the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University.
Nancy has held positions as Assistant Archivist at the Chesney Archives and as an Editorial Assistant to Thomas Turner, the former Dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Previous to her employment with Johns Hopkins, she has been an Instructor in Art History and Curator of Slides and Photographs at Pennsylvania State University. She also worked as a Research Assistant at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and as a flood rescue worker at the Biblioteca Nazionale, Biblioteca Georgofli, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence, Italy. She was an intern in the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine.
Nancy has held the Bentley Research Fellowship for the Study of Modern Archives, funded by the Mellon Foundation, the NEH, and the University of Michigan. She has also held a research fellowship at the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Nancy has a BA from Western College for Women in Oxford, Ohio (now part of Miami University) and pursued graduate studies at the Pius XII Institute in Florence, Italy in art history. She has an MLA from Johns Hopkins University and a Certificate in Archival Management from American University.
Nancy is a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists and a member of Librarians, Archivists, and Museum Professionals in the History of the Health Sciences.
Terri Hatfield is the Reference Archivist at the Chesney Archives. She is responsible for assisting patrons with their reference requests and facilitating access and use of our archival collections. She also helps promote our collections through outreach and engagement with students and faculty.
Terri has a BS in Psychology and an AB in Women’s Studies from the University of Georgia, an MLIS from Valdosta State University, and a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Georgia. She has previously served as Program Coordinator for the Institute for Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia and as a guest curator and intern at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries.
Terri is a member of Librarians, Archivists and Museum Professionals in the History of the Health Sciences.
Phoebe Evans Letocha is the Collections Management Archivist at the Chesney Archives. She is responsible for processing, description, and preservation of personal paper collections and does records management. Her current collections management priorities include re-examining the history of race and racism within Medicine, Nursing and Public Health at Johns Hopkins. As staff liaison to the Privacy Board of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, she assists researchers in navigating access to collections in compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule and has published and presented on the topic of archival access to health information at professional meetings. She serves as administrator for the Chesney Archives’ archival management system.
Phoebe has an AB from Duke University and MA from the University of Delaware. Her past positions include Nursing Records Archivist for the Chesney Archives and Archival Assistant for the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, Delaware.
Phoebe is a member of the American Association for the History of Medicine; Librarians, Archivists, and Museum Professionals in the History of the Health Sciences (LAMPHHS); the Society of American Archivists (SAA); and the Southern Association of Women Historians. She is past Chair of the Privacy and Confidentiality Roundtable of SAA and past Secretary and past Treasurer of Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences (now LAMPHHS).
Kate Ugarte is the Administrative Manager of the Chesney Archives. She manages all budgetary processes, assists in the development and implementation of archives policies and procedures, and administers human resources policies, programs, and practices. Kate serves as the Secretary to the Privacy Board of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and serves on the archives’ website management team.
Kate has a BA from Wellesley College. Her past positions include Administrative Office Manager for Korn/Ferry International in Boston, Office Manager for Oberon Software in Cambridge, and as Retail Manager for Jones Family Farms in Shelton, Connecticut.
Linda Klouzal is the Institutional Records Archivist at the Chesney Archives. She oversees the archival description, preservation, and digitization of the institutional records of Johns Hopkins Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health. She works on the archives team documenting Johns Hopkins in the media, including the COVID-19 pandemic.
Linda has a BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara, an MLIS from the University of California at Los Angeles, and a PhD in sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She previously served as the Project Archivist at MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society.
Linda is a member of the Society of American Archivists, and Librarians, Archivists, and Museum Professionals in the History of the Health Sciences.
Natalie Elder is the Curator of Cultural Properties at the Chesney Archives. She manages the art and artifacts by assessing, cataloging, and making available the materials in the collection. She also curates exhibitions for Johns Hopkins Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health and serves on the archives’ website management team.
Natalie has BA from Tulane University and an MA from The George Washington University. Her previous positions include Collections Manager at History Colorado, the Colorado State Historical Society; and Collections Manager and Curator at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Natalie is a member of Librarians, Archivists, and Museum Professionals in the History of the Health Sciences.
Andy Harrison is the Cultural Properties Archivist and Reference Coordinator at the Chesney Archives. He is responsible for overseeing incoming reference requests, coordinating student assistants working reference services, and assigning incoming requests. With the Curator for Cultural Properties, he manages the art and artifacts collections. These duties include exhibition, conservation, cataloguing, and storage of the collections. He also serves as one of the administrators for the Chesney Archives’ archival management system.
Andy has a BS from Ball State University and an MS with a certificate in museum studies from the University of South Carolina. His past positions include Assistant Archivist at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, Reference Archivist at the South Carolina State Archives, Archival Assistant at McKissick Museum of the University of South Carolina, and summer intern at the Indiana Historical Society. He has served as an archival consultant for the Jewish Museum of Maryland and a Pennsylvania historical society.
Andy is a member of the Society of American Archivists and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference. He also serves as a member of the Collections Committee of the Jewish Museum of Maryland.
Tim Wisniewski is the Visual Materials Archivist for the Chesney Archives. He manages analog and digital photograph and audiovisual collections, including their processing, cataloging, and digitization. He also handles reference and permission requests related to the photograph and audiovisual collections. Tim preserves web content such as institutional websites, online videos, and podcasts, and serves on the archives’ website management team.
Tim has a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh. His past positions include Preservation Assistant at the University of Pittsburgh Library Service Center and intern processing film collections at the Bulgarian-Macedonian National Educational and Cultural Center in Pittsburgh. He has also previously worked as a photographic darkroom technician and a hospital film librarian.
Tim is a member of the Association of Moving Image Archivists, the Society of American Archivists, and the Association of Recorded Sound Collections.
Diane Abeloff volunteers at the Chesney Archives identifying and cataloguing illustrations from the Leon Schlossberg collection. She has also processed artwork appearing in publications and presentations of surgeon Patrick Walsh. She has also been organizing sketches and finished work by medical illustrator James Didusch and transcribing diaries written by William H. Welch.
Diane received a Master of Art as Applied to Medicine from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and was Assistant to the Director of the Department of Art As Applied to Medicine from 1967 to 1968. She had been a member of the Association of Medical Illustrators for many years. Currently, she is a member of the Baltimore Women’s Giving Circle.
Agnes Brooker volunteers with the Chesney Archives helping to identify and sort the surgical instrument collection. She also works with other artifacts in the collection, such as medicine kits and blood pressure equipment.
Agnes was a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist for 42 years at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was the hospital’s Chief Nurse Anesthetist from 2001 to 2007 and also taught anesthesiology for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Elizabeth Peterson volunteers at the Chesney Archives assisting with the processing and description of personal paper collections, including researching and writing biographical notes. She has done transcription work with the diaries of William Welch and the letters of Mr. Johns Hopkins. Her previous projects included helping to process and describe the Howard Kelly personal paper collection, including abstracting his diaries.
Elizabeth has a BA from Towson University and an MAS (Master of Administration Science) from Johns Hopkins University. She was Clinical Practice Manager and Consultant at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine from 1975 to 1997.
Chris Ponticas volunteers with the Chesney Archives, helping to process and describe materials that have been added to the W. Horsley Gantt personal papers collection. She has done transcription work with the diaries of Gantt, William MacCallum and William Welch. Her previous projects included helping to process the personal papers of four presidents of the Johns Hopkins Hospital: Henry Hurd, Winford Smith, Edwin Crosby, and Russell Nelson.
Chris spent her career at The Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1969 to 2000, where she was the Medical Staff Registrar and then Director of the Medical Staff Administration Office. She also served as Secretary for the Medical Board of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and was Vice President of Broadway Medical Management for Johns Hopkins Medicine Credentials Verification Organization.
Pedro Purcell volunteers at the Chesney Archives helping to identify medical illustrations from the Leon Schlossberg personal papers collection. He also helps to process the Richard Bing personal papers collection.
Pedro has an MD from the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo and completed his residency in radiology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He had a private diagnostic radiology practice in Baltimore. Purcell is a member of MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society and the Baltimore Medical Society.
Ann Skinner volunteers with the Chesney Archives, helping to process, describe, and index materials that have been added to the Adolf Meyer personal papers collection. She also helps transcribe diaries written by William H. Welch during his visits to China and Japan in the early twentieth century.
Ann currently serves as Senior Scientist, Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she is a member of the Center for Health Services Outcomes Research (formerly the Health Services Research and Development Center, where she began her Johns Hopkins career). Her areas of expertise include survey research on health and mental health services access and outcomes. Since 1999, she has been a member of the School of Public Health’s Institutional Review Board (IRB), and continues in that role. She also works for the IRB as an alternate chair, and for the school’s doctorate program as an IRB consultant. Ann serves on the Privacy Board of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.
Ann has a BA and an MSW, both from Washington University in St. Louis.
Jerriann Myers Wilson volunteers at the Chesney Archives helping to identify people, locations, and dates in the photograph collections and inputting this information into the catalog.
Jerriann is the former director of The Johns Hopkins Hospital Child Life Department, serving in that role from 1972 to 2005. During this time, she served as an assistant and then associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Before this she was the founder and director of the Child Life Program at the Baltimore City Hospitals.
Jerriann has a BA from Goucher College and an M.Ed from Loyola University Maryland. She is a member of the Association of Child Life Professionals.