As Special Collections Director at the Champlain College Library, Erica oversees the College's Special Collections program, which includes the Llewellyn Collection of Vermont History, Champlain College Archives, and Local History Collection. Erica manages and preserves these collections, curates six to eight temporary exhibitions on campus per year, develops an annual community local history event, and provides faculty, staff, students, and external researchers with access to Special Collections materials. A native Vermonter, Erica is a graduate of the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture, affiliated with the University of Delaware.
Carnahan, P., Donnis, E., & Rooker, S. (2020). History is Happening Now: Collecting the COVID-19 Experience. Presentation at the virtual annual meeting of the New England Museum Association. November 2020.
Donnis, E., Oliveria, Podolsky, L., & R., Wood, J. (2020). Community Connections: Implementing Collaborative Public Humanities and Citizen Archiving Projects. Presentation at the annual meeting of New England Archivists, March 2020 (Conference canceled).
Donnis, E., Frisa, C., & Phillips, E. (2019). Beyond the Carton: Thinking Outside the Box for Oversized and Three-Dimensional Materials. Presentation at the annual meeting of New England Archivists, Burlington, Vermont. April 2019.
Donnis, E., Garcelon-Hart, E., & Gellar, B. (2019). Roadmapping for Digital Preservation. Presentation at the annual meeting of New England Archivists, Burlington, Vermont. April 2019.
Donnis, E., Frisa, C., Onuf, R., & Pagan, M. (2018). Collections Storage Strategies. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Vermont League of Historical Societies & Museums Annual Conference, Woodstock, Vermont. October 2018.
Erica Donnis (2018). Windows into the Past: Postcard Collection at Champlain College Provides Glimpse of Yesteryear Burlington. Chittenden County Historical Society Bulletin 47 (2), 1-9.
Erica Donnis, "Dining Out in the Queen City." Burlington Free Press, May 13, 2018. https://www.
Erica Donnis and Susan Porter. "Designing Professionals: Architects, Decorators, Clients, and the Interior Design Process in the Nineteenth Century." In R. Lupkin and P. Sparke (Eds.), Shaping the American Interior: Structures, Contexts and Practices. Routledge, 2018. https://www.routledge.
Erica Donnis. Postcards From Church Street. Burlington Free Press, April 20, 2017. http://www.burlingtonfreepress
Donnis, E., Fields, C., Rathburn, B., and Tamulonis, M. (2016). Moving the Needle: Incremental Steps Towards Emergency Preparedness. Presentation at the annual meeting of the New England Museum Association, Mystic, Connecticut. November 10, 2016.
Erica Donnis. Champlain College: A History of Innovation. Burlington Free Press, May 13, 2016. http://www.burlingtonfreepress
Erica Donnis. CollectiveAccess at Champlain College, part of Alternative Ways to Manage Data: Cloud-Based Data Management Systems. Presentation at the annual meeting of the New England Museum Association, Newport, Rhode Island, November 14, 2013.
Susan Porter, Susan Walton, and Erica Donnis, Historic Furnishings Report, Marsh-Billings- Rockefeller National Historical Park, Vols. 1-4 (Charlestown, MA: Northeast Museum Services Center, National Park Service), 2013-2014.
Erica Donnis, The History of Shelburne Farms: A Changing Landscape, An Evolving Vision (Shelburne Farms and the Vermont Historical Society, 2010), winner of the 2011 Historic New England Book Prize.