Elizabeth Hansen

Museum, Media and History services


About Elizabeth Hansen


Elizabeth Hansen provides program planning, curation, and digital strategy services to museums and archives as well as proxy research services to filmmakers, television producers, authors, curators, and scholars. Her work coordinating the Texas Film Round-Up for the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) earned the organization the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) Wow Award as well as a Leadership in History Award of Merit in 2010. She also earned TAMI a 2013 AASLH Leadership in History Award of Merit as a member of its website redevelopment team.

Elizabeth has held positions at the Country Music Hall of Fame and MuseumLBJ Presidential Library and the Bullock Texas State History Museum, where she contributed to the design and implementation of the museum's award-winning website (2015 American Alliance of Museums' Muse AwardTexas Association of Museums' Mitchell A. Wilder Publication Design Award). She also served for five years as an elected member of the executive committee of the Austin Museum Partnership (AMP).

An experienced radio producer, Elizabeth was awarded the Southeast Journalism Conference's Best News Story Award as a reporter at WMOT in 2001. From 2006 to 2015, she taught radio production to Austin teens as an assistant adult coordinator for Youth Spin, a weekly news and public affairs program on KOOP. She is also the founder of the College Radio Archive, a project set to launch in 2017.

Elizabeth holds a master's degree in media studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Middle Tennessee State University.

Contact Elizabeth to consult on your next project at elizabeth@elizabeth-hansen.com.

From the LBJ Presidential Library

From the LBJ Presidential Library

Archival Research

Need access to an archival collection?

Since 2008, I have helped filmmakers, academics, authors, and other clients access documents and artifacts in archives, libraries, and museums. My experience working in archives helps me navigate archival arrangement and locate the materials you need quickly and efficiently. I primarily conduct research in institutions located in the Kansas City (MO/KS), Memphis (TN), and Austin (TX) areas, including, but not limited to, the following:

Contact me for an estimate and follow my tumblr for a sampling of fun finds from the archives.

Film Research

Looking for footage, photographs, or interviews to enhance your documentary?

As a lover and scholar of media, film research is one of my favorite activities.  I have helped numerous filmmakers locate footage and photographs that enhance their productions. My research for films also includes identifying experts for interviews and advancing interviews as an associate producer. Below are examples of projects to which I have contributed:

The future of cities (2016)

For this short film, produced for the Nantucket Project by Neighborhood Watch and directed by Oscar Boyson, I researched experts around the world and coordinated interviews about the future of cities. I also located archival film and photographs used in the film.

Called to Walls (2016)

Called to Walls documents community mural projects in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas.  I assisted the filmmakers in locating archival footage specific to the topic of the film and regions explored.

Winnebago man (2009)

Winnebago Man was my first film credit as a researcher.  I worked with director Ben Steinbauer to locate footage relevant to the film.  I have also worked with Steinbauer's production company, The Bear Media, on an unreleased project.

Contact me for research rates.