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Evelyn B. Green '08LS

Title: Veterans History Project (VHP) Archivist, Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), New Britain, CT

Evelyn B. Green was the winner of the 2008 Estelle Jussim Award.  The Estelle Jussim Award is given each year to a graduating GSLIS student who has demonstrated great promise in the visual arts. It honors Dr. Estelle Jussim, a GSLIS faculty member who was a distinguished photographic historian and scholar, and who exhibited such professional accomplishments in the visual arts and high academic achievement.

Evelyn began her studies at Simmons GSLIS West in the Fall of 2005. With an eye on the Archives Management program Evelyn concentrated on increasing her archival skills while obtaining a solid foundation in archival principles. Evelyn performed several internships while at Simmons, one at the Connecticut Insurance Group (CIGNA) where she served as the lead team member for a collection migration project, the other at the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut. The diocesan internship consisted of a spatial analysis, and inventory of two vaults that resulted in significant recommendations that have become essential in the preservation and collection management of the archives. In addition, Evelyn has processed manuscript collections at the Connecticut Historical Society and the Episcopal Diocese in Hartford, Connecticut and developed archival standards and policies for St. Monica's Episcopal Church.

Currently, Evelyn serves as the Veterans History Project (VHP) Archivist for Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) in New Britain, CT. There she works closely with the digital librarian to develop standards for the implementation of CCSU's first online archives collection. As VHP's first archivist, Evelyn sets policy, researches and implements best practices and standards, trains student staffers, and serves as one of the lead persons on the use of CONTENTdm, a digital collection management software used by digital archives throughout the world.

Evelyn is a member of the Society of American Archivists and the New England Archivists; she has been married to Kenneth P. Green for 26 years and the couple has three children and three grandchildren.