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Ed Frank, Curator of Special Collections

Associate Professor


Phone: (901)678-8242

Office: McWherter Library: RM 404A

Responsibilities: Curator of Special Collections oversees all departmental operations from acquisitions,  advises University and non-University inquirers on the 'care and feeding' of books, documents, and photographs, and makes presentations on- and off-campus to historic, heritage, and special-interest groups.

Research Interests: Local and regional history, African-American and Southern history, and American Civil War.


Gerald Chaudron, Preservation Librarian

Associate Professor


Phone: (901)678-8228

Office: McWherter Library: RM 220A

Responsibilities: Supervises the preservation program for all Library materials, processes collections, writes finding aids, and works with the Digital Repository.

Research Interests: Archival description, New Zealand, and the League of Nations.


Sharon Banker, Assistant Curator


Phone: (901)678-1309

Office: McWherter Library: RM 403

Responsibilities: Manages acquisitions, student worker supervisor, manages collection statistics and acts as environmental liaison on behalf of the department.


Brigitte Billeaudeaux, Archival Assistant


Phone: (901)678-1690

Office: McWherter Library: RM 403

Responsibilities: Manage digital files and metadata for digital repository, digitize portions of collections, curate and implement thematic exhibits, and provide general reference and research assistance.

Research Interests: Urban studies, Digital libraries, Metadata, and GIS


James Cushing, Archival Assistant


Phone: (901)678-4336

Office: McWherter Library: RM 220C

Responsibilities: Identifies and prepares materials for physical treatment, provides quality control and referral of bibliographic records, manages bindery maintenance and workflow.

Research Interests: Civil War, Iceland, and Nordic cultures


Chris Ratliff, Archival Assistant


Phone: (901)678-8241

Office: McWherter Library: RM 403

Responsibilities:  Reference and research assistance, digitizes portions of collections, digital repository maintenance and development.

Ed Frank
Preservation and Special Collections Department
Email: efrank@memphis.edu
Phone: (901) 678-8242
Fax: (901) 678-8218
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