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ELLIE MEEK TWEEDY is an archivist and editor. She began her editorial career at HarperCollins Publishers immediately after graduating from Yale University in the 1970s. She then became a freelance editor for clients such as Random House, Bantam Doubleday Dell and McGraw Hill. After many years in the publishing industry, Ms. Tweedy enrolled at Pratt Institute where she received a Master’s degree in Library Science. She is an archivist who has worked for institutions including the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Romare Bearden Foundation, and also acts as a consultant for personal clients. Her focus is on preserving the collections of artists of African descent across all disciplines. She is a member of the Society of American Archivists and the American Library Association. She has been involved in Bronx Children’s Museum almost from its inception, initially volunteering her time and expertise to help get the Museum off the ground, and then becoming a Board member. Ms. Tweedy lives in Brooklyn with her husband and has two daughters and two grandchildren. 

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