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Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts



First Advisor

Janet B. Rodgers


I joined the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA) in the spring of 2004 and immediately assumed the position of VASTA Archive Cataloguist. I began to sort and file the history of the organization, as it existed. I worked on the archive project for almost a year before I stumbled onto a second project. In discovering something missing from the VASTA Archive, I began devising a plan to collect stories to flesh out the existing materials. They will be called the "VASTA Stories". In my two years of service to VASTA - as archive cataloguist, and now as archivist - I have worked to develop a system of organization for the existing materials, a catalogue system to document the archive's contents, as well as a system for the collection of new materials. My involvement in VASTA, and the inspiration for these projects, comes from Kate Ufema and Janet Rodgers - both past-presidents of VASTA.


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Date of Submission

June 2008