Archivist Mary Huelsbeck to be Assistant Director at the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research

Mary Huelsbeck, Archivist and Head of Public & Technology Services at the BFC/A, will be leaving for a position at the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research, where she will serve as Assistant Director.

Mary Huelsbeck

Mary has been with the BFC/A for 5 years, a tenure marked by the move of the BFC/A and our collections. Mary oversaw the move of our film collections from a rented space to the IU’s Auxiliary Library Facility, and the movement of the Center/Archive to our current location in the Wells Library.  Additionally, Mary has played an integral role as Associate Editor of Black Camera, the journal published by the BFC/A and the IU Press since 2009 and dedicated to the study and documentation of the black cinematic experience.

As Assistant Director at the WCFTR, Mary will work with over 300 manuscript collections, 15,000 motion pictures and television shows, 2,000,000 still photographs, and several thousand sound recordings.  Mary, who grew up in the Fox Cities of Wisconsin, says she is both excited to be closer to her family and to have the opportunity to work with the extensive and wide ranging collections at the WCFTR.

For our part, we wish Mary the best as she moves to Wisconsin, and thank her immensely for the dedicated and wonderful work she has done for us over the past five years.

About BFC/A

The Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University was established in 1981 as the first archival repository dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available historically and culturally significant films by and about black people. The BFC/A's primary objectives are to promote scholarship on black film and to serve as an open resource for scholars, researchers, students, and the general public; to encourage creative film activity by independent black filmmakers; and to undertake and support research on the history, impact, theory, and aesthetics of black film traditions. View all posts by BFC/A

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