A man’s homeland is wherever he prospers.


About Me

My name is Emily Johnson and I am a graduate student in Simmons University’s Archives and Records Management program. With this degree, I aspire to become an archivist who can create meaningful connections between archives and rural communities. While my university is in Boston, I am currently based in the Central Virginia region, where I work as an Historic Interpreter at Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown. In my free time, I volunteer for the NYPL Community Oral Histories project, helping to transcribe oral histories to make history more accessible to all.

Research Interests

American folk music

American military veterans and families

American newspapers

Anti-Soviet partisans on the Eastern Front of World War II

Atlantic Piracy 1600s-1700s

History of American education

Privacy and Outreach in archives

Rural American history

Women’s history

About this Website

This site is intended to be a miniature portfolio of my digital works and historical research.

For a shortened version of my resume, click the Resume tab.

For a list of projects and research that I have taken part in, click on the Research & Projects tab.