Press Release: May 25, 2010
National Archives at Kansas City
National Archives at Kansas City Announces Staff Additions
For More Information Contact:
Kimberlee Ried, 816-268-8000
Kansas City, (MO)…The National Archives at Kansas City is happy to announce the following staff promotion and hirings. National Archives staff are charged with the care and maintenance of archival documents and are responsible for ensuring that these materials are preserved and provided to the public.
Joyce Burner brings more than thirty years of experience in education and information management to her position as Archivist at the National Archives at Kansas City, most recently working as a preservation contractor in NARA’s document preservation lab in Lee’s Summit, MO. Ms. Burner began her career as a junior high history teacher in Carrollton, MO, she has been the middle school media specialist in Spring Hill, KS, and managed The Storehouse Library and Bookstore at Hillcrest Covenant Church in Prairie Village, KS. Ms. Burner writes a regular column about young adult literature for School Library Journal’s Curriculum Connections electronic newsletter, and also contributes print articles and reviews. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Missouri State University with concentrations in social studies and journalism, and a Master of Library Science degree from Emporia State University. Post-graduate studies include completion of the Archive Studies Certificate from Emporia State, with internships at the National Archives at Kansas City and the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library.
Lori Cox-Paul was named the Director of Archival Operations for the National Archives at Kansas City (serving the Central Plains Region) in February 2010. Ms. Cox-Paul has worked for the National Archives since 2004. She previously served as the Education Specialist for the National Archives at Kansas City and was also previously the Education Specialist at the National Archives-Rocky Mountain Region in Denver, CO. Over the course of her twenty-two year career, Ms. Cox-Paul has worked at museums both large and small. She has worked as a Research Historian at the Nebraska State Historical Society (Lincoln, NE), Education and Volunteer Coordinator at the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls & Toys (Denver, CO), Docent Liaison and Weekend Site Supervisor at the Frick Art and Historical Center (Pittsburgh, PA), as Executive Director of the John Wornall House Museum (Kansas City, MO), and as an Archives Specialist at the National Archives’ Central Plains Region branch in Kansas City. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English and History from Hastings College and a Master of Arts degree in Historical Administration from Eastern Illinois University. She is active in numerous professional organizations.
Dee Harris joined the National Archives and Records Administration as the Exhibits Specialist in late 2009 after serving as the Director of Visual Arts and Humanities for the Mid-America Arts Alliance where she managed two national traveling exhibition programs. Throughout her 17-year professional career, she has worked for a number of Kansas cultural and educational institutions, including the Smoky Hill Museum, Wichita Public Library, Butler County Community College, Old Cowtown Museum, Reno County Museum, and Wichita State University. Ms. Harris is an author and presenter who often presents on issues affecting the museum field. She has served in leadership positions for several professional associations, including Mountain-Plains Museums Association, American Association of Museums, Kansas Museums Association, and National Council on Public History. Ms. Harris has also served as an IMLS Field Reviewer and as a museum consultant in strategic planning and organizational development. She received both her Master of Arts degree in Public History and Bachelor degree in History from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas.
The National Archives at Kansas City is one of 13 facilities nationwide where the public has access to Federal archival records. It is home to more than 50,000 cubic feet of historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by nearly 100 Federal agencies. Serving the Central Plains Region, the archives holds records from the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The facility is located at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108. It is open to the public Tuesday - Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for research, with the exhibits open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit us online.
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