Eye of the Expert: Crossing the Line
Join Rare Materials Catalog Librarians Dan Axmacher and Graham Skinner and Director of Education Hannah Weisman as they weave through the Athenaeum’s special collections and strike up a conversation on labor in Massachusetts and the United States. They'll begin in the 1860s with the unprecedented replacement of striking workers at the Sampson Shoe Factory, discuss the Wobblies and their strategies, and conclude with the dramatic story of Boston’s most famous anarchists, Sacco and Vanzetti.
Dan Axmacher is a rare materials catalog librarian, focusing primarily on rare books and collections of manuscript materials. He holds a master’s degree in library and information science, and a master’s degree in history from Simmons University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in classical languages from the College of Wooster (Wooster, Ohio).
Graham Skinner is a rare materials catalog librarian, focusing primarily on rare books and visual materials. They earned their master’s degree in library and information science from Simmons University and hold a bachelor’s degree in linguistics from Indiana University of Bloomington.
Hannah Weisman worked in museum education at a number of organizations, including Shelburne Museum (Vermont) and Historic Newton, joining the Athenæum as director of education. She earned a master’s degree in museum studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program (SUNY Oneonta) and holds a bachelor’s degree in German studies and Holocaust studies from Mount Holyoke College.