My name is Marian Matyn (pronounced May’-tin). I’m the bibliographer or reference librarian for the History Dept. I’m happy to help you find resources for History class research projects and papers.
I earned a M.A. in history from CMU. From the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor I earned a M.I.L.S. with a concentration in Archival Administration, and a B.A. in history. Primary sources and archives rock my world! I love a wide range of history- and information-related topics. At CMU I teach HST 583 Archives Administration and LIB 197. I also train and supervise student employees, interns, and independent study students in archives processing and description. Below my contact information is a select list of my publications and presentations. I am an active member of SAA, AMIA, MAC, MARAC, and MAA.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Marian J. Matyn
Archivist, Associate Professor | Clarke Historical Library, CMU Libraries
Subject Bibliographer | CMU History Department
Park 135A | Central Michigan University | Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
P: 989-774-3990 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-authored paper with Brit Fremion, “Commemoration and Contamination: Remembering Michigan’s PBB Mix-Up of the 1970s.” This will be submitted in early fall term 2021 for publication.
Co-authored paper with Tressa Graves, “The Pivotal role of student labor in the Clarke Historical Library’s moving image access and preservation project, “ The Moving Image 19, no. 2 (2019): 26-49. [Due to COVID this was actually published Dec. 20, 2021] https://doi.org/10.5749/movingimage.19.2.0026
“Integrating manuscripts into Michigan curriculum through archival outreach” in Librarians as Community Partners: an Outreach Handbook (Chicago: ALA, 2010), pp.110-113.
“Digital and Hybrid Archival Education During COVD-19: Tips and Lessons Learned, MAC online, May 13, 2021. I created this session. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGp51WV5dyI&list=PLQ8WG35nM-kYiddI8FvExNkQn4ot3lvgn&index=4
"Challenges and solutions of processing PBB manuscript collections,” SAA online, Aug. 7, 2020. I created this session. Sessions were recorded but must be purchased.
“Research worth Diving into: CMU”s Great Lakes Collections for Underwater Researchers,” Underwater Cultural Resources Public Access and Research Conference, Mount Pleasant, Feb. 26, 2020. Invited speaker.
“Michigan Equestrians, Fliers, and Clowns: Women Challenging and Changing Gender Roles and Behaviors in Circus and Society” at Great Lakes History Conference, Allendale, MI, Oct. 9, 2015.
“Clarke Historical Library Film Preservation Project Challenges” at MAC, Lexington, KY, co-presenter, and also Chair of this panel discussion, May 9, 2015.