Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Celia Emmelhainz

Supervisory Anthropologist / Manager (National Anthropological Archives)
  • MLIS, Library Science, Kent State
  • MA, Anthropology, Texas A&M
  • BA, Interdisciplinary (Sociology, Russian Studies), Ohio Dominican
Collections Areas

Management of archival collections and staff in the National Anthropological Archives and Human Studies Film Archive. Acquiring and preserving fieldnotes and other irreplaceable documentation of anthropological research. Making these fieldwork records more accessible to researchers, the public, and the communities they came from.

Research Interests

Post/Soviet ethnographic collections; cultural heritage in Mongolia and Kazakhstan; career decision-making and structural support for GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museum) professionals; preserving and sharing ethnographic research materials; and cross-cultural variations in archive-community relations. 

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