Rich Carney, Special Collections Archivist

Rich Carney joined the Jesse Helms Center as Wingate University's special collections archivist in September 2014. He comes to us from the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C. While with the National Archives, Rich served as a supervisor for a joint digitization project with Ancestry.com and helped produce over 30 million digital images for online research. Prior to his time at the Helms Center, Rich also worked at the State Archives of North Carolina and for the North Carolina History Project in Raleigh, NC. He received his B.A. in History from Appalachian State University and his Master’s Degree in Public History from North Carolina State University. He and his wife, Eliza, are happy to be back in the Old North State.