Betsy Baldwin is the Collections Archivist at the Aga Khan Documentation Center, MIT Libraries (AKDC@MIT). She earned her master of science degree at Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, concentrating on archives management, and earned her archivist certification through the Academy of Certified Archivists.
Betsy grew up in Massachusetts in a ca. 1790 farmhouse near Boston, and in a log cabin on the mid-coast of Maine. She earned her bachelor of arts degree studying painting, drawing,
ceramics, photography, and film at Hampshire College in Amherst,
Massachusetts. Following college, she lived in New York City for over twenty years, working at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for eighteen years, thirteen of them in its institutional archives. She has been working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, at MIT's Rotch Library of Architecture and Planning, for over ten years.
Timurid Architecture Research Archive - Finding Aid
The Timurid Architecture Collection consists of materials relating to field studies of Timurid architecture
in a number of regions in Central and Western Asia. There is an extensive range of images, in various
formats, of Timurid architecture from former Timurid regions. The bulk of the materials in the collection
were created by Lisa Golombek during her research in the field. The archive also includes materials created by the architectural historian Donald Wilber of Princeton University. Images and notes found in the collection contributed to the two volume
scholarly work by Golombek and Wilbur: The Timurid Architecture of Iran and Turan (Princeton, 1988). Images of Timurid
architecture in a number of countries include photographs, slides, contact sheets, negatives, architectural
drawings, and maps. Extensive field notes also make up a large portion of the collection.