Margaret Long

Archivist | Wandering Organizer

“History and archives go hand in hand; in order to further one, we need to preserve the other.”

Work at HAI

A recent addition to HAI, Margaret joins the team with previous archival experiences in academic, business, and religious settings. Her experience at multiple organizations gives her the necessary tools and know-how to support the archival team with clients’ collections. She is eager to work with other HAI members on projects including ongoing work with the National Mall and Memorial Parks.

Path to HAI

Margaret earned her bachelor’s degree in history with minors in computer science and European studies at Salisbury University. She went on to earn a master’s degree in history with a focus in Chesapeake history and British reformations at Salisbury. During her two-year master’s degree, she worked as a Graduate Assistant at the Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History. There, she worked with local history collections, but mainly focused on the University’s collections. During these two years, she found her passion for archiving and decided to pursue a career in it.

From Salisbury Margaret went abroad and studied Information Management and Preservation at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. It was here that she spent time at the Scottish Catholic Archives under a work placement. Before joining HAI, Margaret spent time interning at the Howard County Historical Society working with textiles. Prior to this she processed the Papers of Franklin P. Perdue, the former CEO of Perdue Farms, Inc., housed at Salisbury University.