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JoAnn Pospisil, American historian, archivist. Certified archivist Academy Certified Archivists, 2001, 2007. Recipient Spanish award Houston Community College, 1985, Josephine Del Barto scholar University Houston, 1989-1990, Helen M. Douthitt scholarship in history, 1990-1991; named Sadie Iola Daniels scholar Association for Study of African American Life and History, Washington, 1990.


Pospisil, JoAnn was born on December 10, 1947 in Schulenburg, Texas, United States. Daughter of Edwin James and Jossie Annie (Mica) Krametbauer.


Bachelor summa cum laude, University Houston, 1992. Master of Arts, University Houston, 1994.


Secretary to vice president Bohler Brothers of America, Inc., Houston, 1972-1975, assistant corporation secretary, 1975-1977. Archival intern Sul Ross State University Archives of the Big Bend, Alpine, 1993. Research assistant University Houston Recovering United States-Hispanic Literary Heritage, 1993-1994.

Archival technician Houston Academy Medicine-Texas Medical Center Jesse H. Jones Library., 1995-1998. Assistant archivist Baylor College Medicine Archive, Houston, 1997—2004, archivist, 2004—2007. Director archives, since 2008.

Task force member, research consultant Houston Urban Council, 1993. Contributing historian Candelilla Wax Industry, Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, 2004. Member Michael E. DeBakey Library. and Museum Exhibit Design and Procurement committee, 2007-2010.


  • Certified archivist Academy Certified Archivists, 2001, 2007.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Secretary handbook committee Clay Road Baptist Parent-Teacher Organization, Houston, 1980-1981. Coordinator Houston Police Department, Houstonians on Watch, 1982-1991. Secretary, membership chair, library aide Spring Branch Indiana School District Parent-Teacher Association, Houston, 1983-1989.

Presenter geographical and cultural topics to classrooms in Spring Branch Elementary School, Northbrook High School, Houston, 1985-1995, Archival & Oral History Programs to Local State & Regional Groups, since 2003. Interviewer oral history program Alliance American Quilts, since 1999. President, public chair, secretary Spring Branch Addition Civic Association Inc., president, 2005-2007. treasurer 2007-2009, secretary since 2009.

Member Center for Big Bend Studies, Society of America Archivists, Texas Czech Genealogical Society (charter and life), Archvists Houston Area (charter), Society Southwest Archivists, Texas State History Association, West Texas History Association (life, board directors 2006-2009, local arrangements committee, 2006, nominating committee, 2007, chair, student scholarship committee 2009), Texas Oral History Association (board directors 2005^, vice president 2005-2006, Community award committee since 2005, president 2006-2007, Lifetime Achievement award committee, since 2007), Phi Kappa Phi (life), Phi Alpha Theta.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: bicycling, hiking, photography, whitewater rafting, reading non-fiction.


Married Gerald Joseph Pospisil, November 19, 1966. 1 child, Ryan Joseph.

Edwin James Krametbauer

Jossie Annie (Mica) Krametbauer

Gerald Joseph Pospisil

Ryan Joseph Pospisil