Jennifer Sanchez is responsible for the Library’s Rare and Distinctive Collections photographic resources, and works to preserve, locate and make these materials available to any audience. Jennifer participates with internships for students interested in archiving photographs, and is more than happy to help with classroom activities or assist anyone who is interested in the primary source images that the Rare and Distinctive collections holds.
To Jennifer, photography humanizes history and tells its own wonderful, sometimes terrible and but always educational story. Her love of photography started in the darkroom. That has expanded to outside educational opportunities that focused on photographic preservation, the organization of photographic materials, archival theory and even a class on book illustration processes.
She holds a Master of Science, Library & Information Science from Drexel University and a Bachelor of Science (History) from the University of Wyoming. Jennifer is also a certified archivist and a member of both the Society of American Archivists and the Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists.