Community Histories Workshop
Leah Tams

Leah Tams

Leah Tams (ltams@unc.edu) recently completed her Master’s degree in Library Science at UNC Chapel Hill, focusing her work on Archives and Records Management. She currently serves as a Resarch Associate with the CHW, working on the Dorothea Dix Hospital History project, and she is also an intern in Duke University Libraries’ Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising and Marketing History. Her academic background is in U.S. history and digital humanities. She has completed internships at the Smithsonian Institution Archives and the National Museum of American History, creating online exhibits for them both. She also worked for several years at her alma mater as a the Program Associate for COPLACDigital, a groundbreaking initiative to develop multi-campus, team-taught, distance digital liberal arts seminars.

Leah focuses most of her work upon digital history, women’s history, race relations, and sociocultural history. Working closely with historical documents and artifacts is an integral part of Leah’s work, and she aspires to a career in archives and special collections, where she hopes to use her digital historical training to share her experiences and knowledge, inspiring others to a love of history and a greater understanding of our world.

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