Southeastern Architectural Archive
Kevin Williams has been an archivist with the Southeastern Architectural Archive since 1991. During that time, he was responsible for planning SEAA's new office and stacks spaces and coordinated the move from its original location in the basement of Howard-Tilton Memorial Library to its new home in Joseph Merrick Jones Hall and Tulane University Library's Offsite Facility. He created the department's first website, its first online exhibits, and the library's first online archival collection finding aids. He is responsible for the daily operations of SEAA, performs administrative functions, oversees SEAA reference services and publishing permissions, supervises archival collections, processing, and stacks management, works with donors, curates department exhibits and is exhibits manager and preparator. He also creates online exhibits, supervises the departmental website, online finding aids, and social media, acts as office manager, oversees departmental accounts and endowed funds, and hires and supervises the department's student assistants and interns. From 1992-1998, he also served as acting registrar for the Tulane University art collection. He was recently elected secretary of the Orleans Parish Landmarks Commission.
Althea Topek has been with the Southeastern Architectural Archive since August of 2017, after working three years in Tulane's Math Library. She is processing collections, creating digital online exhibits--the first being the digital version of our current in-house exhibit, "The Organic Modernism of Albert C. Ledner", and will soon start transferring SEAA's current digital finding aids to ArchivesSpace, making them more easily discoverable through web searching.