Special Collections Staff

Currently Special Collections staff is working from home but are still committed to meeting user needs. Please e-mail for the fastest available service.

Special Collections Department
126 Ned R. McWherter Library, Room 403
Memphis, TN. 38152
Phone: 901.678.2210

Gerald Chaudron, Department Head/Preservation Librarian
Associate Professor
Phone: 901.678.8242
Office: McWherter Library: RM 404B
Responsibilities: Supervises department activities including acquisitions, processing, reference and digitization, as well as the Libraries' preservation program. Research Interests: Archival processing and description, New Zealand and the League of Nations.

Brigitte Billeaudeaux, Special Collections Librarian/Archivist
Assistant Professor
Phone: 901.678.3165
Office: McWherter Library: RM 438
Responsibilities: Manage collection processing, digital files and metadata for the library's digital repository, curate and implement thematic exhibits, and provide general reference, instruction, and research assistance. Research Interests: Urban studies, Cultural heritage preservation and dissemination, Digital libraries, Metadata, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

James Cushing, Archival Assistant

Phone: 901.678.4336
Office: McWherter Library, Room 220C
Responsibilities: Identifies and prepares materials for physical treatment, provides quality control and referral of bibliographic records, manages bindery maintenance and workflow.
Research Interests: Civil War, Iceland, and Nordic cultures

Charles Griffith, Processing Archival Assistant
Phone: 901.678.1471
Office: McWherter Library, Room 403
Responsibilities: Reference and research assistance, digitizes portions of collections, processes collections

Michelle Duerr, Digitization Archival Assistant
Phone: 901.678.8241
Office: McWherter Library: RM 403
Responsibilities: Digitizes portions of collections, metadata and management of online digital repository records for Digital Repositories provides reference and research assistance. Research Interests: Art history, ancient history, propaganda, symbolism