As the Archives Specialist for the Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York (DHPSNY) program, Kate Philipson conducts on-site archival needs assessments and assists with archival and preservation planning. She also develops and presents educational programs and provides technical information to library and archival repositories in New York State.
Prior to joining the DHPSNY Staff in 2019, Kate worked as a Media Preservation Assistant in the New York University Library’s Barbara Goldsmith Preservation & Conservation Department, and as the Metadata/Access Intern at the La MaMa Experimental Theater Club Archives. While in New York City, she also interned at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Library and Archives, as well as actively participated in the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Student Chapter and the Audiovisual Preservation Exchange (APEX) program in Puerto Rico. Kate was honored to be a 2018 NYU Gallatin Global Fellow in Urban Practice, working with the Puerto Rican Cultural Center in Chicago to help form an archive of their community history. Previously, she held various roles at Temple University’s Urban Archives and the Library Company of Philadelphia. Kate received her MA in Archives and Public History from NYU and her BA in Film and Media Arts and American Studies from Temple University.