To continue our series of profiles on members of the NELA Newspapers collaborators, meet Dale Ann Stieber, MLIS, Special Collections Librarian/College Archivist; launched Occidental College’s digital collections as digital archivist for the Japanese American Relocation Online Archive, a project funded by the Haynes Foundation nine years ago.
Since then, as Special Collections Librarian, she has worked with faculty, students, and staff to create and maintain seventeen online collections and exhibits, the most recent addition being OxyCorps, a digital video series of student-alumni interviews to document 70 years of student life at the College; she is responsible for the care and use of over 60,000 rare books, manuscripts, artworks, ephemera, and archival material in the Occidental collections.
As College Archivist, she is active in promoting and preserving Occidental College history and Los Angeles history, particularly Northeast Los Angeles history. Dale currently serving on the Executive Committee of LA as Subject, a consortium of over 250 archival institutions and researchers dedicated to collectively preserving, archiving, and sharing the history and culture of the Los Angeles Region. Supervised by Dale, this Haynes grant project is part of the Special Collections Dept’s commitment to preserving the history and identity of Northeast Los Angeles community.