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Waverly B. Lowell

Waverly B. Lowell, American archivist. Recipient Archivist award of excellence California Heritage Preservation Commission, 1993. Member American Institute of Architects (San Francisco chapter), Society of America Archivists (council 1991-1994), National Association Government Archives and Records Administrators (board directors 1989-1991), Society California Archivists (president 1989-1990), Friends of Terra Cotta (board directors 1980-1988).

Background

  • Lowell, Waverly B. was born on March 2, 1951 in New York City. Daughter of Allan and Evelyn S. Lowell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in History, University Rhode Island, 1972. Master of Arts, Rutgers University, 1976. Master of Library Science, University California, Berkeley, 1979.

    Career

    • Graduate student instructor women's studies Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1975-1976. Assistant photography curator San Francisco Maritime Museum, 1977-1978. Library San Francisco Museum Modern Art, 1978-1979.

      Curator of manuscripts, archivist California History Society, 1980-1984. Acting curator historic documents National Maritime Museum, 1985. Archives ad research consultant, since 1984.

      Director California Cooperative Preservation of Architectural Records, 1985-1987. Library National Archives-Pacific Region, San Francisco, since 1987. Consultant to Carey & Company Architects, California Academy of Sciences, Sequoia Kings Canyon National Parks, Chevron Corporation, numerous others.

      Instructor California State University, San Jose, John F. Kennedy University Center for Museum Studies. Member faculty Society California Archivists, Western Archives Institute. Presenter in field.

    Works

    • Author: Architectural Records in the San Francisco Bay Area: A Guide to Research, 1988. Editor Friends of Terra Cotta newsletter, 1980-1986. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member American Institute of Architects (San Francisco chapter), Society of America Archivists (council 1991-1994), National Association Government Archives and Records Administrators (board directors 1989-1991), Society California Archivists (president 1989-1990), Friends of Terra Cotta (board directors 1980-1988).

    Personality

    Interests

    Photography, architectural history.

    Connections

    • father: Allan Lowell
    • mother: Evelyn S. Lowell
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    Born March 2, 1951
    (age 65)
    Nationality
    • 1972
      University Rhode Island
    • 1976
      Rutgers University
    • 1979
      University California
    • 1975 - 1976
      Graduate student instructor, women's studies Rutgers University
      New Brunswick, Canada
    • 1977 - 1978
      assistant, photography curator San Francisco Maritime Museum
    • 1978 - 1979
      library San Francisco Museum Modern Art
    • 1980 - 1984
      curator of manuscripts
    • 1984
      archives ad research consultant
    • 1985
      acting curator historic documents National Maritime Museum
    • 1985 - 1987
      director, California Cooperative Preservation of Architectural Records
    • 1987
      library National Archives-Pacific Region
      San Francisco, California, United States
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