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Hi, I’m Caroline Welling Van Deusen. I’m an author and family history archivist.
Caroline Welling Van Deusen's Bio:
Caroline Welling Van Deusen's Experience:
Private Archivist/Project Director at E-Archives-Collection of Henry Austin Clark Sr.October 2013 - Present | United States
Provided archival collection management services, assessed, summarized and provided recommendations for permanent placement, delivered to approved repositories, auction houses for donation and purchase on behalf of the private collection owners, digitized the collection using current state-of- the-art technological applications so to ensure the collection will be preserved and accessible in the next millennium. Repositories included: Ridgefield Historical Society, Old Saybrook Historical Society, New-York Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Society and Museum and Cowans Auctions in Cincinnati, OH - Project details found at: http://haclibrary.omeka.net
Armchair Historians Podcast Contributor at https://www.armchairhistorians.com/podcast/episode/490f3147/caroline-welling-van-deusen-elizabeth-dixon-who-was-she-and-why-was-she-at-president-lincolns-deathbedJuly 2021 - July 2021
In this episode, Anne Marie talks to Caroline Welling VanDeusen. Caroline is the author of Diary of Elizabeth Dixon, 1845-47 published in White House History, Issue 33, by the White House Historical Association. You may wonder who Elizabeth Dixon is because Elizabeth actually worked hard to erase herself from history. She went so far as to pay off reporters not to write about her. She did, however, leave behind her diaries and letters, which were passed down from generation to generation until they landed in the hands of Caroline, Elizabeth’s direct descendent. Caroline talks in-depth about her 3rd great-grandmother Elizabeth Dixon, whose presence was requested by first lady Mary Todd Lincoln during the dark hours following her husband’s fatal shooting. Elizabeth is depicted in the painting The Last Hours of Abraham Lincoln, by Alonzo Chappel seated next to Mary who is sprawled across the dead body of President Lincoln.
Unboxing The Greeley Letter: Archival Prints Product Director at https://youtu.be/6Fs0wT5mg30July 2021 - July 2021 | Virtual
In a previous podcast episode, Untold Civil War host and Caroline discuss her family's connection to major events of the Civil War. This video is the "Unboxing of the Greeley Letter", a gift from Caroline Welling Van Deusen. To order: https://thegreeleyletter.com
Lincoln's Last Breath: Arts Club of Washington event at https://youtu.be/qPz3IO88XT0April 2021 - April 2021 | Virtual
On April 15, 1865 at 7:22 am, President Lincoln took his last breath. At that moment, a woman, Elizabeth L.C. Dixon was holding Mary Lincoln's hand. Who was she and why was she there? Very little is known about her and may have erased herself from history if not for her grandson's granddaughter who discovered the lost family collection of letters, diaries and keepsakes that retrace her family's friendship with the Lincolns, from their first days in Washington until their last. It is a sweet story of an unknown friendship between Mary Lincoln and her friend, Elizabeth Dixon, and their journey offers a glimpse into the lives of the Lincolns from a new vantage point. Presented on April 15, 2021 at the Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW Washington, DC
Untold Civil War podcast at http://www.buzzsprout.com/796715January 2021 - January 2021 | Podcast
On this episode Paul, host of Untold Civil War podcast talks with Caroline Welling Van Deusen who gives us the story behind the Lincoln family's closest friends. We learn about about the Greeley Letter and the diary of Elizabeth Dixon who not only lived in Washington during the War, but was beside Lincoln when he died. Caroline is multi-career professional who specializes in curatorial services, preservation, and PM and digital stewardship. She is also directly related to the protagonists of this episode's story.
Author, Contributing Editor at White House Historical AssociationAugust 2011 - October 2013 | United States
Author of 'Diary of Elizabeth Dixon', published in White House History, Issue 33, the journal of The White House Historical Association • Awards: 2014 Winner of Communicator Award of Excellence, Copy/Writing
Internet Director at Sonic Automotive, Hatfield Autogroup2004 - 2008 | Columbus, Ohio
Oversight of 6 automotive dealerships' Internet departments, all e-commerce computer software contact management applications and management of 13 Internet Managers. • Duties included troubleshooting and resolution of all Internet support issues, Internet Managers' training, development of training manual, administration of computer software used by e-commerce/Internet managers, quality assurance of all corporate reports, competitive analysis of new e-commerce product enhancements and services; knowledge base for automotive dealerships' management staff.
Project Manager at Autobytel1999 - 2004
• Sold software services to national automotive dealer groups (Asbury, UAG, Lithia) and manufacturers (Mercedes-Benz, Mazda, GST). • Participated on Management Team that developed #1 ranked automotive dealers' lead management software "WebControl" by Ward's Magazine; • As Project Manager trained, launched Mercedes-Benz dealerships nationwide, MBUSA branded version Starleads and Mazda MDOL dealerships; provided additional services such as building custom OEM software enhancements and monitoring dealership compliance reports.
Caroline Welling Van Deusen's Interests & Activities:
Genealogy, antiques, digital technology, online learning, New England history, Abraham Lincoln studies, Mary Lincoln, social history, American history, and Connecticut history.