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Perri Meldon

M.A. CandidateHeadshot of Perri Meldon in a field

Fields: Public History, Modern US, Modern Europe
Education: B.A., History, Tufts Univeristy
Interests: Disability History, Memorialization, Historic Preservation, Cultural Landscapes

As a  public historian-in-training, I combine my love of public lands with my experience as a caregiver for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. In addition to this social work, I have served various posts with the National Park Service, including as an interpretative guide and volunteer archivist. In 2017, I researched and wrote a series of online disability history articles for the NPS.  I have also assisted in exhibit design, oral histories, and memorialization projects with local organizations.

My M.A. thesis is tentatively titled "Interpreting Access: History of the National Park Service Accessibility Program."

pmeldon@umass.edu