Meet the BAP Leadership Team, 2009-2010
Charles E Wainwright, current BAP Chair, and web master
Charlie is the Chair of the Historical Committee of the First Parish Church in Beverly, where he has been an active member for over 10 years. He recently completed processing and indexing the Church's extensive collection of historical record books and documents, some dating to the Church's founding in 1667. Last year, he published a transcription of volume 2 of the First Parish Church records covering the years 1772-1803, with images. This year his goal is to publish a similar work covering Volume 1 of these records, 1667-1772. An avid genealogist, he maintains a web site which includes extensive genealogical data for Cape Ann and Nova Scotia.
By day, Charlie is a Management Consultant and Process Engineering expert for a global IT services firm.
John Thomson, BAP chair 2008-2009
John Thomson has been a member of BAP since its inception, and represents the First Baptist Church in Beverly. In preparation for the Baptist church's bicentennial in 2001, John was bitten by the history bug and ended up writing and publishing a history of the church. Invaluable in that process were the archives that had been maintained over the 200 years, impressing upon him the need for conscientious archival preservation by all organizations.
John's current BAP project is the preservation and processing of the ancient records located at the Beverly City Hall, a project he believes will take lots of time and hands to accomplish.
John is a real estate attorney and also serves on the Beverly Planning Board.
Barbara Broudo, BAP Chair Emeritus
Director of the Endicott College Archives & Museum, Beverly, MA, founded in 2000, and installs two major exhibits a year, interpreting the history of the College and manages the College’s vast archives. She fields research questions from both the campus community, the greater Beverly community and the country about the history of Endicott College and the College's past personalities. Retired after 32 years as full professor of Fashion Design at Endicott College, she has vast institutional knowledge about the history of the College.
Barbara has been committed to the field of costume, textiles and fashion, curating costume exhibits at the Wenham Museum and Endicott College. She is President of the Costume Society of America, a national organization promoting the study of dress and appearance through education, research, preservation and design past, present and future. Members of the organization include, but not limited to, museum directors, curators, academics, theater costume designers, designers, conservators, historians and researchers.
She is also a member and past chair of the Beverly Archives Project, working toward preserving the archival history of Beverly by bringing together members of many city organizations and providing education about preserving their archival history.
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