Elizabeth Livesey

Archivist | Jill of all Trades

“I work with a diverse range of clients to preserve and disseminate history, both the material and the immaterial.” 

Work at HAI

At HAI, Elizabeth does just about everything—she is an accomplished historian, researcher, content developer, archivist and collections manager. Working cross-divisionally throughout her tenure with the company, she has contributed to projects across the full range of the services HAI offers its clients. She has researched and written storylines about infectious disease during the Industrial Revolution for a digital educational tool, inventoried garrison caps at the U.S. Coast Guard Exhibit Center, and conducted in-depth litigation research.

A fluent French speaker and ardent Francophile, her language skills have also taken her to the Parisian archives at the Centre des Archives diplomatiques du ministère des Affaires étrangères and various American Battle Monument Commission sites throughout France and Italy.

Her clients include:

  • American Battle Monuments Commission
  • Bradley Corporation
  • Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
  • Lee Family Trust
  • National Park Service
  • Pearson Education
  • People for the American Way
  • Pikes Peak Summit House 
  • Society for Science and the Public
  • Statue of Liberty Museum
  • The Sisters of the Holy Family
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • U.S. Coast Guard Exhibit Center

Outside of her work with HAI, Elizabeth sits on the Council of American Jewish Museum’s program committee and has served as CAJM’s conference coordinator intern for the past four years.

Path to HAI 

Before joining the team at HAI, Elizabeth worked as an archival processing assistant for the DC Africana Archives Project at the National Museum of American History’s Archives Center. She has also held archival and curatorial internships with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive and the Jewish Museum of Maryland. 

Elizabeth received her MA in Jewish Cultural Arts with a concentration in Museum Studies from The George Washington University. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Oklahoma and holds bachelor’s degrees in English and French and a minor in Judaic Studies.