Princeton Historical Society Names New Curator
The Historical Society of Princeton (HSP) has hired Stephanie Schwartz as Curator of Collections and Research. Ms. Schwartz joined the staff of the Historical Society in June 2012, previously serving as research assistant and admissions associate.
As curator, she now oversees all collections management operations at HSP, including maintaining the catalogue and online database, supervising the care and conservation of the collection, and fielding acquisitions in line with HSP’s collecting priorities. She works with the executive director to develop museum and traveling exhibitions, and continues to manage HSP’s research services and assist with educational programming.
“During her time at the Historical Society, Stephanie has delved deeply into HSP’s collection to assist hundreds of researchers, scholars, and residents in answering their Princeton history questions,” said executive director Izzy Kasdin. “Stephanie will carry her incredibly intimate knowledge of HSP’s collection into this new role at the Historical Society. We have big plans for making HSP’s extensive collection a more accessible, engaging, and enriching resource for the Princeton community, and we are so thrilled that Stephanie will be applying her expertise to those priorities. She is a keen researcher, a passionate historian, and a superb archivist; she is perfect for the job and will certainly hit the ground running!”
Ms. Schwartz earned her BA in history and a certificate in museum studies at Connecticut College. She recently received her MS in archives management from Simmons College. Stephanie has also worked at HBO, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the New Jersey State Archives, and the Mercer County Library System.