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The Dolph Briscoe Center For American History - Project Manager William P Clements Jr Digitization Project Resume Example

Penelope Perry
  • XXXX XXXXXXX XXX, Austin, TX 78723
Professional Summary
Accomplished and collaborative Project Manager with an award-winning background in digital history projects. Proactive and organized with a passionate commitment to sharing the past with the public. 

Digital Humanities Project Management

History Grant Writing

Archives Digitization

Master of Arts: History, Dec 2015 University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX
Bachelor of Arts: History, May 2011 University of Kansas - Lawrence, KS
Project Manager - William P. Clements Jr. Digitization Project, 06/2014 to Present
The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History Austin, Texas
  • Organized and managed all project activities and workflows including the hiring and supervision of seven staff members to ensure that all project goals were met on time, on budget, and on spec 
  • Crafted a vision for the final project website that included 75,000 pages of original archival documents supported by innovative research tools and scholarly content 
  • Wrote successful grant proposals and reports to funding agencies that resulted in awards totaling over $1,000,000 over the course of 1.5 years 
  • Coordinated between multiple parties involved with the project including funding agencies, the Briscoe Center, Texas A&M University, and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission 
  • Wrote "Request for Proposals" documentation to secure digitization vendor; evaluated, negotiated, and executed contracts with digitization vendors 
  • Created criteria to guide the staff's selection of primary source documents to be included on the website; evaluated and selected documents for inclusion on the website ·      
  • Oversaw the work of a full time Project Researcher and approved and edited all secondary content for the website
  • Worked with the Briscoe Center's Web Team to design web interface; worked with the Center's Digital Archivist to implement a new metadata profile 
Littlefield Lectures Coordinator, 05/2014 to 10/2014
The University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas
  • Served as the primary point of contact for all lecture related questions and concerns.
  • Planned all aspects of the lecture series that included multiple luncheons, a campus tour, and two talks that attracted over two-hundred guests on each night.
  • Created publicity materials including posters and handbills.
  • Publicized the lecture through local and social media outlets.
Project Coordinator, 06/2011 to 07/2012
Kansas City Public Library Kansas City, Missouri

Winner of four awards including: 

  • "Roy Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History" by the American Historical Association, October 2014 
  • "Autry Public History Prize" by the Western History Association, August 2014 
  • "Award of Merit" by the American Association for State and Local History, June 2014 
  • "Excellence in Public History" Award by the Society of Civil War Historians, April 2014 

Responsibilities included:
  • Organized and managed all project activities and ensured that the second phase of the project finished ahead of time and ahead of budget 
  • Led all meetings and coordinated between the multiple parties involved with the project: large library staff, board of twelve scholarly advisors, fifty contributing institutions, the project advisory board, and the public 
  • Created a Memorandum of Understanding between the Library and contributing institutions; built relationships with staff to eventually secure the participation of fifty contributing institutions
  • Wrote multiple successful grant proposals; completed interim grant reports
  • Participated in the hiring process and oversaw the daily workflow of two project associates
  • Created contracts for project scanning vendor and project consultants 
  • Researched and inventoried collections related to the Civil War at historical institutions in Missouri and Kansas
  • Researched and catalogued relationships for the relationship visualization tool  
  • Performed quality assurance on metadata and transcription records 
  • Maintained Twitter feed and promotional blog  
  • Completed digitization and Text Encoding Initiative Training (TEI)  
  • Promoted project at local library and history conferences 
Student Archivist, 05/2010 to 06/2011
Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Lawrence, Kansas
  • Processed, preserved, digitized, and catalogued Robert Dole's congressional papers
  • Gave museum and archive tours
  • Graduate Fellowship, UT-Austin History Department, August 2012
  • Summer Research Fellowships, UT-Austin History Department, Summer 2013 and Summer 2014
  • C.M. Caldwell Memorial Award from the Texas State Historical Association for research paper titled, "Mastery in Diaspora: Creek Indian Slaveholding and the story of Rebecca McIntosh Hawkins Hagerty," March 2013
  • Ellis Prize for Best Seminar Paper on a Topic in Texas History from the UT-Austin History Department 
  • "Most Outstanding Honors Thesis" Award from the University of Kansas History Department, May 2011
  • Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, One Week History Scholar, June 2010
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Previous Companies:

  • The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • Kansas City Public Library

Previous Job Positions:

  • Project Manager William P Clements Jr Digitization Project
  • Littlefield Lectures Coordinator
  • Project Coordinator
  • Student Archivist


  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Kansas

Level of Education:

  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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