Catherine Boland Erkkila has joined SAH Archipedia as project editor of the NEH-funded State 100 project. She will work with SAH Archipedia Editor Gabrielle Esperdy managing the publication of born-digital content from 34 teams of writers now at work across the country. Catherine comes to SAH Archipedia with a Ph.D. in art history and a Master's in cultural heritage and preservation studies from Rutgers University. Her dissertation, completed in 2013 under Carla Yanni's supervision, deals with spaces of immigration and American railroad companies. Catherine also completed the first inventory of modern architecture in New Jersey for the Tri-State Chapter of Docomomo.
Catherine joins the SAH Archipedia team at an auspicious moment in the State 100 project as coordinators begin to submit entries that describe and interpret the most significant and important buildings, landscapes, and urban settings in their respective states. Entries include the text, images, and geospatial and descriptive metadata that will be published SAH Archipedia in 2015, following peer-review. SAH Archipedia coordinators and writers are a distinguished group of historians and preservationists who are making a tremendous commitment to an important work of public scholarship, the open access Classic Buildings edition of SAH Archipedia, published by the Society of Architectural Historians and the University of Virginia Press.
SAH Archipedia coordinators include: Robert Gamble (Alabama), Jason Tippeconnic Fox and R. Brooks Jeffrey (Arizona), Simon Sadler (California), Emily Morash (Connecticut), David Rifkind and John Stuart (Florida), Robert Craig (Georgia), Anne Marshall, Phillip Mead, Wendy McClure, D. Nels Reese (Idaho), Jean Follett, Jim Peters and Elizabeth Milnarik (Illinois), Ben Ross (Indiana), David Sachs (Kansas), Cristina Carbone (Kentucky), Jack Bauman (Maine), Lisa Davidson and Catherine Lavoie (Maryland), Victoria Young (Minnesota) Chere Jiusto (Montana), Keith Sawyers and Peter Olshavsky (Nebraska), Gabrielle Esperdy (New Jersey), Christopher Mead (New Mexico), David Salomon (New York), Kristen Shaffer and David Hill (North Carolina), Barbara Powers (Ohio), Arnold Henderson (Oklahoma), Leland Roth (Oregon), Zach Rice and Al Willis (South Carolina), Michelle Dennis (South Dakota), Gavin Townsend (Tennessee), Shundana Yusaf (Utah), Phil Gruen and Robert Franklin (Washington), Mary Humstone (Wyoming), and Thaisa Way (Urban Settings and Landscapes).