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According to the National Archives, 70° Fahrenheit is the preferred temperature that is optimal for the preservation of artifacts. It is the degree in which archival materials and exhibitions should be protected for long term conservation. As curators, we assist you craft your narrative. We offer archival, preservation, exhibition, editing & design services. Contact us to learn more about 70° services!

FOUNDERS:

Creative Writing Conference at Binghamton University, New York

JENNIFER completed her M.A. in Public and Oral History at CSU, Fullerton. Her research focused on the WWII home front experiences and the postwar consumer society. As a history consultant, she provides historical context for every project. She specializes in processing archives, digitization of collections, and curation of exhibition using the best practices. Jennifer’s passion for digital history evolved from an interest in computers since the age of three. Her college coursework in computer and information science has enabled her to enhance organization’s technological portfolios. Jennifer has been a Graphic and Web Designer since 2006 when she started a design firm in Scottsdale, AZ. She uses these skills with machine learning applications for her content management systems. Keil serves as the 1st Vice President for the Southwest Oral History Association. She has been on their board since 2015 and created their news blog. She instituted an oral history project at the Balboa Island Museum, where she was the director. She is an Archivist for the Moulton Family Foundation. Jennifer is the Oral Historian for the Laguna Woods History Center.

CINDY earned an M.A. in English. She specialized in creative writing during her undergraduate studies at UC, Irvine. Her research interests include communities and objects. She is currently working on an ongoing community oral history project. As an editor, she uses her literary training to improve popular, trade, and scholarly work. Cindy has managed marketing campaigns for corporate to non-profit entities, including writing and editing press releases. She also submits her creative writing pieces to publications. Cindy is an Archivist for the Moulton Family Foundation. She is an Editor for the Laguna Woods History Center.
RESEARCHERS:
Chris McCluney and Kurtis Stange are the dynamic Archive Researchers who support our community projects. They specialize in digitization and collection management using Omeka with DACS principles. Currently, they are contributing to the Moulton Family Foundation archive.

ADVISORY BOARD:

Breanna Hale is an entrepreneurship enthusiast with a passion for marketing and sales. With a BA in Communications from UC Santa Barbara and an MBA from UC Irvine, she leverages knowledge of persuasion, influence, and communication to build strategic plans for companies of all sizes and industries. Hale manages the ANTrepreneur Center at UCI, assisting students, faculty, staff, and alums in starting and growing their business ventures. An involved member of the OC entrepreneurial community, Breanna Hale serves as the Executive Director of Tech Coast Venture Network, a membership based educational and networking group for entrepreneurs. Breanna Hale is adjunct professor with Irvine Valley College, teaching college classes in business and entrepreneurship at IVC and Beckman High School. Additionally, she is launching a line of TSA compliant travel beauty products called AirPretty, to help female airline passengers feel and look fresh and beautiful when they travel. Passions outside of the office include: animals, wine, travel, dancing, and time with family.

Sara Long graduated with her BA in history and minor in anthropology from California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), in 2015. She served as an editor for the 2014 and 2015 Welebaethan editions. As a graduate student, Long participated in the Cultural and Public History Association and worked as the Member-at- Large in Phi Alpha Theta, Theta-Pi chapter. In fall 2013, she began helping with collections management and conservation projects at Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Gardens in Long Beach, California. Long began managing a team of volunteers at the museum in the spring of 2015 to take inventory of all artifacts within the Ranch House attic in preparation for seismic renovation. The project included a conservation report as well. In the summer of 2016, Long began working as a Conservation Assistant for Griswold Conservation Associates, LLC. She helped with the treatment of a marquetry mural by Anthony Heinsbergen that remains located in the East Bakersfield High School Auditorium and she also assisted with the Bow Wave Fountain Sculpture in front of City Hall for the City of San Diego. Long graduated with her MA in history in 2017. She aspires to continue developing her history, chemistry, and studio art skills in a doctoral art conservation program.