Julie Yamashita




Lanterman Historical Museum Foundation, La Cañada Flintridge, 2018-present

Archivist at the Lanterman House Archives, which collects and preserves materials pertaining to the Lanterman family and the history of La Cañada as well as the Crescenta-Cañada Valley. Current work focuses on increasing access to archival holdings and improving collections visibility.


University of California, Los Angeles, 2017

Archival Research and Processing Associaterchival research processing of collections at the Asian American Research Center.


Temporary Space LA, 2014-2016

Archivist and Assistant Curator of Temporary Space LA, a new, innovative exhibition space that places emphasis on the artist and the artist’s entire body of work. Organized digital archive of each exhibited artist’s works, populated DAMS with metadata. Arranged and digitized artist ephemera using archival standards. Worked with software developer to create augmented reality app to be used both inside and outside of the gallery that integrated archival material. Richard Shelton: 50 Years of Painting, 1964-2014 ran from March-June 2015 and Signs & Alarms: The Art of Margaret Nielsen & Scott Grieger, 1970-2015 ran from July-October 2015.


Tulane University Hurricane Recovery 2009-2012

Oversaw the daily archival processing and tasks associated with Tulane University’s Katrina Recovery Project, consisting of over 130 damaged, partially processed, unprocessed and intermixed collections.  Also saw to the rehousing and creation of finding aids. An example collection that was processed is the Hale Boggs and Lindy Boggs Papers, 1914-2006.


Tulane University Finding Aid Retrospective Conversion 2010-2012

Oversaw the implementation of the collection management software, Archon and the data input of over 500 legacy paper-based finding aids so that the findings aids are now EAD and DACS-compliant. Wrote additional descriptive content as well as added access headings (LCSH), genre and format terms (AAT) and creator records (LCNAF), as well as performed collection research for collections with incomplete or missing finding aids. An example finding aid from this project is the Denègre family papers, 1824-2000s.


MOCA Exhibition Archive 2006-2008

Processed, arranged, and described the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles curatorial exhibition files, including audio, paper, and digital files. Wrote and encoded finding aids in EAD 2002 XML according to DACS and AACR2 standards. Was awarded the 2009 ARLIS/NA Worldwide Books Award for Electronic Resources. The project was also presented at the 2008 Society of American Archivists Research Forum Poster Session.





The Broad Art Foundation, August 2013-October 2014

As library consultant, established and implemented metadata, classification, and acquisition policies and procedures. Cataloged and classified monographs. Aided in planning of move of art library collection to the Broad Museum in Downton Los Angeles.


National Library of Ireland Catalog Retrospective Conversion Project, October-December 2012

Project lead for the digital conversion of bound volume catalogs and card catalog records to the NLI OPAC as described here.