Denise P. Gallo, Ph.D. Appointed Provincial Archivist for Daughters of Charity Province of Saint Louise

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Denise P. Gallo, Ph.D., Appointed Provincial Archivist for Daughters of Charity Province of St. Louise


The Daughters of Charity Province of St. Louise announce the appointment of Denise P. Gallo, Ph.D., as Provincial Archivist. Dr. Gallo will oversee the Provincial Archives located at historic St. Joseph House in Emmitsburg, MD. Currently under renovation, the Archives will soon boast a state-of-the-art repository, collection exhibit space, and a reading room for researchers. The Archives will combine the collections of four former U.S. Daughters of Charity Provinces—St. Louis, MO; Evansville, IN; Albany, NY; and Emmitsburg. These four former Provinces unified in July of 2011 as the Province of St. Louise; as members of this province, 540 Daughters of Charity serve in 22 U.S. States, Washington, D.C., Quebec, Montreal, Canada, and in foreign missions on six continents.

Most recently the Head of the Acquisitions and Processing Section in the Music Division of the Library of Congress, Dr. Gallo holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in English (Merrimack College in Andover, MD) and in Italian and History (both from The University of Maryland in College Park, MD). She has Masters of Arts degrees in English (Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL) and Musicology (Antioch University in Yellow Springs, OH); her doctorate is in Historical Musicology from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. In addition, Dr. Gallo holds an Advanced Studies Certificate in Archives and Records Management from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Prior to joining the music archives at the Library of Congress, Dr. Gallo was the Co-Chair of the Music History Division and Assistant Professor of Music History at Catholic University. She previously served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Loyola University in New Orleans, LA, and as a Lecturer at The Johns Hopkins University, Continuing Studies Division in Baltimore, MD. She also worked as an Instructor and Field Registrar at The University of Maryland at the US Naval Air Station in Sigonella, Italy.

A member of the Steering Committee for Acquisitions and Appraisal section of the Society of American Archivists, Dr. Gallo also is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Region Archives Conference, ARMA International (Records and Information Management), the American Association of Museums, Archivists for Congregations of Women Religious, and the American Musicology Society.

An active volunteer, lecturer, and mentor, Dr. Gallo and her husband Albert M. Gallo, Jr., reside in New Oxford, PA.

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