Joan Krizack has been University Archivist and Head, Special Collections Department
at Northeastern University since 1994, where her focus has been documenting community
organizations working for social justice in Boston's African American, Chinese,
Latino, and gay and lesbian communities. She received her MA in English/Education from
Connecticut College and an MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons College.
For nine years, she worked in hospital archives, founding archival programs at the
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Children's Hospital (Boston). She edited and
co-authored Documentation Planning for the U.S. Health Care System (Baltimore: Johns
Hopkins, 1994), which won the Society of American Archivists Leland Prize. She is a
Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society, and became a Fellow of the Society of
American Archivists in 2005.