SAASC is run by four members of the Archives, Preservation, and Records Management track at Pitt. Meet the 2012-2013 Officers below!


Carley Altenburger, President

A native of Pittsburgh, Carley returned to her hometown to pursue her MLIS at Pitt after attending Hood College in Frederick, MD, double majoring in history and art history. During the summers in between her freshman and sophomore years of college, Carley began working in the library and archives of the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh and was hooked, returning for the next two summers. She also spent time working int he archives and research center of the Historical Society of Frederick County. Carley is interested in archival representation, archival advocacy, and museum archives. Outside of the archives, Carley is interested in Egyptology and will be pursuing a Masters in the History of Decorative Arts through the Smithsonian-George Mason program in fall 2013, focusing on Egyptian revival in the decorative arts.


Anastasia Matijkiw, President

Hailing from Philadelphia, Anastasia graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012 with a BA in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, minoring in Photography. While attending Penn, Anastasia found work in digital imaging, first at the Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Imaging and then the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Inspired by these work experiences and her academic interests in museums and Islamic historiography, Anastasia discovered her interest in archives. She is interested in exploring museum archives, the relationship between archives and exhibits,  digital imaging, and the important role of advocacy within archives. Outside of her academics, Anastasia enjoys finding time to dance, do yoga, and continuing her personal photography projects on urban art and graffiti.

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Matthew Sohner, Vice President

Matthew Sohner is a native of Greenville, South Carolina and a 2011 graduate of Furman University.  After earning a Bachelor of Arts in History, Matthew spent a year in the AmeriCorps VISTA program working on childhood literacy initiatives before coming to Pittsburgh.  His interest in being an archivist grew out of internships he held at the Rockefeller Archive Center and the Special Collections and Archives Department at his alma mater.  His archival interests include international, social justice, and non-profit archives, and digital preservation issues. He enjoys cooking, watching old movies, and exploring new places (like Pittsburgh!).

Mary Belize

Mary Caitlin McMahon, Business Manager

Originally from Harrisburg, PA, Mary earned a BA in Arts Management with a minor in Museum Studies in 2009 from Chatham College for Women. Following Chatham, Mary worked at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Dauphin County Library System, and on a variety of art conservation projects, all of which informed her decision to continue her education at Pitt in the APRM track. Here at Pitt, Mary is particularly interested in the issues of preservation versus access, personal privacy versus access, electronic records systems, and the relationship between archivists and records managers.  Although she has spent several years in Pittsburgh, her favorite place to have lived was the quiet neighborhood of Woodley Park, Washington, DC, where she enjoyed running in Rock Creek Park and the National Zoo.


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