Archivist Erin Mashni develops and manages digital services across History Associates to reflect client archival, research and exhibition needs. Ms. Mashni provides expertise on digital records management and preservation, and is a thought leader in the web archiving community. In addition, Ms. Mashni has experience inventorying, processing, arranging and describing analog archival collections, and as well as surveying, inventorying, photographing, rehousing, and moving historical objects. Ms. Mashni also writes and conducts historical research in both English and Spanish for exhibition and litigation research projects.
Since joining History Associates, Ms. Mashni has worked for public entities, including the National Library of Medicine, members of the US Congress, and the National Park Service, as well as several clients in the private sector. Prior to joining History Associates, Ms. Mashni worked at The George Washington University Gelman Special Collections where she processed and described several collections, including that of feminist activist and Professor Emerita of History, Women’s Studies, and Public Policy, Dr. Cynthia Harrison. Ms. Mashni also gained valuable exhibit development and collections management experience as a curatorial intern at the National Museum of American History.
Ms. Mashni holds an MA in American studies with a focus in museums and material culture from The George Washington University and a BA from The College of William and Mary in art history and Hispanic studies.