Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Website URL
audiovisual archives, film archives, American women's history, oral history, American Studies, television archives, archives, archival research, research, footage research, footage, sound
Additional Contact Information
Would prefer paid research opportunities only, but am happy to assist on topics close to my heart.

Personal Info

About Me

Melissa Dollman is a PhD candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in American Studies. She has been a cataloguer, audiovisual archivist, intern, volunteer, adjunct faculty, exhibit developer, and researcher for cultural heritage institutions including Women In Film Foundation, UCLA Film and Television Archive, Academy Film Archive, Schlesinger Library at Harvard University, State Archives of North Carolina, and North Carolina State University. She has presented at numerous conferences and symposia and is on the national board of the Association of Moving Image Archivists.

Recent Publications

Gone Estray. Video essay. ([In]Transition, 2019)

“Opening The Can: Home Movies In The Public Sphere.” Eds. Martha McNamara and Karan Sheldon. Amateur Movie Making: Aesthetics of the Everyday in New England, 1915-1960. (Indiana University Press 2017).


Cue the Women: Public Access Cable Early 1970s – 1980s. Video essay. Raleigh Television Network, Channel 10 (April 2015).

“Long Live The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter.” The Moving Image 12.2 (December 2012): 178-181.

“Welcome Back: Association of Moving Image Archivists Annual Conference. November 16–19, 2011, Austin, Texas.” The Moving Image 12.2 (December 2012): 193-199.


“George Stoney: Carolina Roots,” Southern Oral History Program, November 2017,

“Showing Your Work,” Interactive transcript of talk given at University of North Carolina, Davis Library, April 2017.

“Ongoing Greatness and What Brings You to Maine?” Moving Image Archive News. November 5, 2015,

“Fascinating Film Collection Receives Expert Care and a Preservation Grant.” History For All the People | State Archives of North Carolina, July 3, 2014,

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Material Culture, Public History, Women