After fully cataloging and curating The Thomas F. Freeman Collection at the Texas Archive of the Moving Image, I traveled to Houston to interview Dr. Freeman, the legendary debate coach and professor at Texas Southern University, African-American community leader, and minister of Houston’s Mt. Horem Baptist Church. I spoke with Dr. Freeman about his life and watched his home movies with him. To accompany the debut of the collection at TAMI, I wrote a feature article about my conversation with Dr. Freeman. See it on the TAMI website by clicking the link below.

Sitting Down With a Legend


The following essay was written for Dr. Lynn Westbrook‘s course, Managing Information Organizations, in Fall 2011. The assignment was to evaluate the utility of at least 2 management theories in the context of their value to the information professions. I posited the idea of a hybrid approach to management that incorporated elements of contingency management and humanistic management theory, the humanistic elements drawing on participatory approaches. Download a pdf by clicking the link below.

A Hybrid Approach to Management


Written for Dr. Caroline Frick‘s Spring 2011 course, Politics of Preservation, this research article is a case study of independent film collector and archivist Stephen Parr’s Oddball Film + Video Archive. The case study explores the role of Oddball and other small, private archives in the larger film archives community. The offbeat and often risqué materials in Oddball’s collection are examined, exposing significant film materials that have historically been neglected by mainstream public archives that fill in the gaps in our cultural history. Because Oddball also functions as a for-profit stock footage library, this paper also studies its archival practice and discusses archival ethics of access in an attempt to answer the question, is Oddball Film + Video Archive really an archive? Download a pdf by clicking the link below.

Filling in the Cracks of Culture