Gregory Farr, MLIS, Austen Riggs Center Librarian/Archivist has professional expertise in the areas of archive management, digital preservation and the development of special collection libraries. He is both a member of the Society of American Archivists and a certified professional with the Academy of Certified Archivists. His educational background includes an undergraduate degree from the University of Montana in Religious Studies, a master’s degree in Theological Studies at Boston University (BU), doctorate studies at both the University of Virginia and Boston University in the Philosophy of Religion and an MLIS degree in Archival Studies at Drexel University. At Boston University, he worked for five years as a teaching fellow for Nobel Prize recipient Elie Wiesel, PhD, and instructed courses in Western Religions and Islamic Studies at BU. His archival experience includes the cataloging of Thomas Jefferson’s retirement library at Monticello and, more recently, working as the lead archivist and assistant archivist, respectively, at the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford and the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut. He also worked for several years in the field of fine arts, producing large scale granite and metal sculptures for an art studio in Southfield, MA that continues to be displayed in recognized art locations in NYC and across the nation.
Gregory D. Farr, MLIS, CA
Erikson Institute Staff