Erica Williams, C.A.
Archivist and Records Manager
Archivist Erica Williams (nee Haakensen) performs archival processing and assessment work and has assisted with conducting records and memorabilia inventories. She has worked on a variety of archival tasks for the National Park Service (NPS) and the National Library of Medicine’s Digital Manuscripts Program (DMP), focusing especially on processing manuscript collections. She arranged and described the papers of the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve (TIMU), Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site (MALU), Independence National Historical Park (INDE), Adrian Kantrowitz, Emery Johnson, William DeVries, and others. She has also conducted on-site surveys of archival storage facilities and collections in order to prepare assessment reports summarizing current conditions and recommended improvements. Her additional work includes designing and modifying databases in Microsoft Access, writing database user manuals, transcribing handwritten and typed collection documents, scanning documents, and performing quality control work on finding aids, metadata, scanned images, collection inventories, and transcripts.
Ms. Williams is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC). She was a certified archivist of the Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA) from 2006-2011. Ms. Williams earned her bachelor’s degree in English literature from Providence College in Rhode Island and her master’s degree in library science with an archives management concentration from Simmons College in Massachusetts.