About

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:

JENNIFER completed her M.A. in Public and Oral History. She was awarded the Lawrence B. De Graff and She serves on the CSUF Department of History Alumni Advisory Council. She founded 70 Degrees to start, manage, and grow cultural institutions. As a historian and consultant, she contextualizes narrative for every project. She specializes in processing archives, digitization of collections, and curation of exhibition using the best practices. She has a Certificate of Records Management Training Course Completion from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). She is currently establishing the Moulton Museum, which will open in 2021. She is an active member of the American Alliance of Museums. She uses content management systems (CMS) like Omeka to develop digital archives and disseminates information via online and physical exhibitions. She has a network of statewide and nationwide humanities alliances. As an digital historian, she maintains her training with Society of California Archivists, Foundation for Advancement in Conservation, and Image Permanence Institute. She has maintained membership with the California Preservation Foundation and advocates for historic preservation. She is a member and conference presenter of the California Council for the Social Studies which supports K-16 educators statewide.

Keil is the Past President (2019-21) for the Southwest Oral History Association. She had been on their board since 2015 and designed their news blog, newsletters, and social media accounts (@sworalhistory). Keil has served on Oral History Association conference and award committees since 2016. She is a member of the OHA Archives Interest Group. She instituted a Korean Pioneers oral history project for the Korean Consulate’s office in Los Angeles in 2919. She created an oral history collection at the Balboa Island Museum in 2014, where she was the director. Jennifer is the Oral Historian and website designer for the Laguna Woods History Center. She has designed project websites with University of California, Irvine such as with Dr. Rosas’ Puertas y Ventanas a Corazón project. View the affiliate company, Jennifer Lynn Design, to see her web and graphic design skills.

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 ongoing community oral history projects. She served at the California Delegate (2019-21) of the Southwest Oral History Association and is an active Oral History Association member. She is a member of the American Alliance for Museums.
As an editor, she uses her literary training to improve popular, trade, and scholarly work. She reviews manuscripts and helps with the publication process. 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 Museum. She is an Editor and Web Designer for the Laguna Woods History Center.

INTERN:
Alexis Silva is a current Graduate student at the California State University of Fullerton. She is the 2021 Archive Intern who is developing the digital archive at Moulton Museum. Alexis has helped facilitate oral histories and develop family collections from Moulton Ranch. She served as an Event Ambassador at the Bunkhouse BBQ at Aliso Viejo Ranch.

 


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 managed 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.

Chris McCluney received his BA in history at UC Irvine. He completed an MA in archival science at University of Texas at Austin. He has worked at the Harry Ransom Center in the Digital Collections, OC Parks, Bowers Museum, and Sherman Gardens and Library. He provides fundamental digitization techniques. He has been contributing to the 70 Degrees portfolio of projects since 2017. In particular, he has spent extensive time with the Moulton Museum archive collections. He accessioned and catalogued artifacts through PastPerfect and Omeka information management systems. Prepared inventory lists and created collections using Dublin Core and DACS standards. He has helped develop interpretive site plans with archival materials. He has a swift processing time and ensures accuracy with every record.

Kurtis Stange is the dynamic Archive Researcher who support our community projects. He received his bachelors degree in history and pursing his graduate degree. Kurtis specializes in digitization and collection management using Omeka with DACS principles. He has contributed to the Moulton Museum archive. He has been trained with oral history methodology by having attended the CSUF Center for Oral History and Public History workshop. He is currently helping the Dana Point Historical Society develop their digital repository for the City of Dana Point.

Bruce Wilson is driving the development of Product Marketing, Product Management, Partner/Alliance strategy since October 2018. With a BS Finance degree with a history minor from Virginia Tech, he provides go-to-market strategies. He executes for start-up leveraging content services technology to provide an end-to-end curation, preservation, archiving, and display service. This is the solution for private historical family collections, city, and local organization collections as well as company history displays. Bruce coined it HaaS (History as a Service). He is an innovation adviser at UCI Applied Innovation and CSUF Entrepreneur programs.


ALUMNI:

Sierra Christopher was the 2020 Archive Intern. She is a current Graduate student at the California State University of Fullerton as a part of the Public History program. She graduated from Trinity Christian College in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in History Education and Middle Grades education.  From a very young age, she was absolutely fascinated with history and connected very easily with historical figures. As an intern, she put her public history skills to work while growing educationally and professionally.

Julie Romero was the 2019 Archive & Film Intern. She studied History at CSUF where she received academic awards for her research methods. She continues to support 70 Degrees and Moulton Museum by filming community events such as the Bunkhouse BBQ at Aliso Viejo Ranch. She also is processing archival collections remotely from Omeka, our content management system.

Zoe Wang was the 2019 VR and Videographer Intern. She was enrolled in the Film and
Media Studies program at UC Irvine. She reviewed long-format interviews and prepared these materials for a joint online collection for the Moulton Museum and OC Public Libraries for the OC Stories project. She is now in graduate film school preparing for her career in media production.

Jackson Sanders was the 2018 -19 VR and Videographer Intern. He using his cinematographic degree from CSU Long Beach and in studio. He provide graphic and video editing. He contributes to curating a distinct style that captures the companies tone. He has trained staff and interns in camera and lighting techniques for the capture of oral history interviews. He received trained with oral history methodology at the CSUF Center for Oral History and Public History workshop. He is trained with 3D printing and has helped us create a series of reproduction artifacts for classrooms.