PhD Student Jordan Patty Joins Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

PhD student Jordan Patty is joining the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) to catalog media collection and other museum collection items. This work will primarily consist of creating, enhancing, and correcting existing records in the museum’s collection information system, The Museum System (TMS). He will also teach contractors and staff how to catalog media collection items and create, enhance, and correct TMS records according to NMAAHC standards, and he will assist with a variety of collection digitization projects.

Jordan is writing his dissertation on the shift of United States mass transit from private to public ownership and the role of labor during that process. His minor fields include digital public history, and archives and museums.