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Julie Yamashita | Archivist & Consultant

Education & Certifications

Digital Archives Specialist

Certification, Society of American Archivists

Certified Archivist

Certified, Academy of Certified Archivists


Archival Studies, San José State University


Art History/Museum Studies, University of Southern California


English Literature, University of Southern California


Art History/Museum Studies


English Literature, University of Southern California


2017 - present

Archivist, Lanterman House, 

La Canada Flintridge, CA

Archivist at the Lanterman House Archives, which collects and preserves materials pertaining to the Lanterman family and the history of La Cañada as well as the Crescenta-Cañada Valley. Current work focuses on increasing access to archival holdings and improving collections visibility through digitization. In addition, teaches an annual summer high school internship program, curates onsite and online exhibitions, and writes for publications.


Archivist, Richard Shelton Art

Los Angeles, CA

Archivist for artist and writer Richard Shelton. Preserve and make available both analog and digital assets from an over 50-decade career. 


Project Manager/Supervisory Archivist, Library of Congress

Washington, D.C.

Project Manager/Supervisory Archivist for LAC Federal remotely overseeing the processing of five major series in the Library of Congress' institutional archives. EAD finding aids in XML and MARC bibliographic records will be produced.


Consultant, Historical Society of Long Beach

Long Beach, CA

Collaborate with the Historical Society of Long Beach and the Sunnyside Cemetery Foundation to digitize, preserve, and make available to the public the cemetery’s extensive historic records.


Archivist & Assistant Curator, Temporary Space LA

Los Angeles, CA

Archivist and Assistant Curator of Temporary Space LA, a new, innovative exhibition space emphasized the artist and the artist’s entire body of work. Exhibitions: Richard Shelton: 50 Years of Painting, 1964-2014; and Signs & Alarms: The Art of Margaret Nielsen & Scott Grieger, 1970-2015. 


Library Consultant, Broad Art Foundation

Santa Monica, CA

Library consultant, established and implemented metadata, classification, and acquisition policies and procedures. Cataloged and classified monographs. Aided in planning of move of art library collection to the Broad Museum in Downton Los Angeles.


Project Lead, National Library of Ireland

Dublin, Ireland

Project Lead, National Library of Ireland Retrospective Conversion Project. Digital conversion of bound volume catalogs and card catalog records to the NLI OPAC as described here.


Assistant Team Lead, Tulane University Hurricane Recovery Center 

New Orleans, LA

Assistant Team Lead of Tulane University’s Katrina Recovery Project, made up of over 130 damaged, partially processed, unprocessed and intermixed collections. An example collection that was processed is the Hale Boggs and Lindy Boggs Papers, 1914-2006. Oversaw the Tulane University Finding Aid Retrospective Conversion Project, implementing Archon and converting 500+ legacy finding aids that are now EAD and DACS-compliant with LCHS headings, AAT terms, and LCNAF records. An example finding aid from this project is the Angela Gregory papers.


Processing Archivist, Museum of Contemporary Art

Los Angeles, CA

Processing Archivist for the MOCA Exhibition Archive, the processing of all curatorial exhibition files, including audio, paper, and digital files. Wrote and encoded finding aids in EAD 2002 XML according to DACS and AACR2 standards.

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