Jan (Levinson) Hebbard

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Interviewee: Jan (Levinson) Hebbard
Interviewer: Jillian Hinderliter
Date: October 21, 2016
Accession #: PHP 013
Length of Recording: 60:22
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Summary

Jan (Levinson) Hebbard graduated with a MA from the University of South Carolina Public History Program in 2008. Hebbard earned a BA in History with a minor in Biology from Clemson University in 2005. As a student at UofSC, Hebbard was a graduate assistant with the Teaching American History in South Carolina program. She also worked with the Historic Columbia Foundation as a graduate assistant. After graduation, Hebbard accepted a position at the University of Georgia as the outreach archivist at the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies and she remains there today. As an outreach archivist, Hebbard’s responsibilities include coordinating exhibit galleries, organizing public program initiatives, and facilitating lecture programs, workshops, and film screenings. Interview includes discussion of Hebbard’s experience with encouraging and supportive professors, her internship with the Office of Art and Architecture with the Smithsonian and how this helped lead to her thesis work on the Charleston Holocaust Memorial, the dynamic between the Public History Program and the larger Department of History, and her experience conducting some preliminary research at Auschwitz while she was in Europe as part of the England Field School.

 

Keywords

Auschwitz | Clemson University | England Field School | Historic Columbia | Holocaust Memorials | Outreach Archivists | Smithsonian Institution | Teaching American History Program

 

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