Melissa Wertheimer and Vin Novara, MLA Archives on Display

Melissa Wertheimer is a Music Reference Specialist the Library of Congress, MLA Archivist, and an ex-officio member of MLA’s Preservation and Oral History Committees. Melissa has worked as a processing archivist for Special Collections in Performing Arts at the University of Maryland, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Walters Art Museum, and the Peabody Institute. In addition to giving workshops and lectures at the Library of Congress, she has presented at conferences of MLA, ATMLA, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, and at the Hillwood, Walters, and Hammond-Harwood House Museums. Melissa holds a MLIS in Archives and Digital Curation from the University of Maryland, MM in Piccolo from the Peabody Institute, and BM in Flute from Ithaca College. 

Vin Novara has served as the Curator for Special Collections in Performing Arts at the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library at UMD, where he also earned his Masters of Music. An ACA Certified Archivist, Vin provides research services for archival collections pertaining to the history of music education, band, American contemporary concert music, popular music and punk rock, dance and theatre in the DC area, Edward MacDowell, Jim Henson and the Muppets, performing arts criticism, and scores for chamber music, oboe, clarinet, trombone, percussion, and Viol da Gamba.

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Friday Program
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Location: Clarice Smith Center Lower Pavilion MLA Archivist Melissa Wertheimer and SCPA Curator Vin Novara collaborate to bring ATMLA attendees a unique glimpse into the MLA Archives. Attendees will get up close and personal with important documents from MLA history, as well the histories of the Baltimore-Washington, Chesapeake, Pennsylvania, and Atlantic chapters. The display will run concurrently with the reception in the Clarice’s Grand Pavilion.

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