Rebecca C. Thayer joined the Center for the History of Medicine in March 2023 as Processing Archivist. She previously worked at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA as the Project Archivist for a National Endowment for the Humanities grant project to process the papers of economist James M. Buchanan. She also worked at the College of Charleston in South Carolina on the SC LGBTQ Archives, Oral Histories, and Outreach project preserving the history of LGBTQ people and organizations in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Since 2019, she has served on the committee for the Society of American Archivists annual Research Forum.
Rebecca holds a Masters of Library and Information Science in Library and Information Science from University of Maryland, College Park, where she also worked as a processing student. She also completed internships at the Library of Congress and the Department of Justice Antitrust Library. Rebecca received her Bachelor of Arts in International Languages and Cultures: Chinese from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.