Mary Claire Phillips
Research Historian Mary Claire conducts museum, historical, and litigation research. She joined History Associates shortly after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and History in Liberal Arts Honors. During her time on the Forty Acres she participated in the Frank Denius Normandy Scholar Program on WWII, as well as the Archer Fellowship Program in Washington, D.C. Prior to graduation, she interned in the History & Public Policy Program at the Wilson Center, the Briscoe Center for American History, and both the Wendy Davis and Hillary Clinton campaigns.
Mary Claire wrote her undergraduate thesis on American LGBT Servicewomen during WWII, where she dived into the National Archives at College Park, and the ONE Institute and June Mazer Lesbian Archives in Los Angeles. Her work has been featured in the 2018 Harvard Kennedy School’s LGBT Policy Journal, as well as the Library of Congress’ Research Spotlight for Pride Month. When she’s not working, Mary Claire enjoys learning new languages, traveling, and knitting up vintage patterns.