OPUS Archives and Research Center
801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara CA 93108
The Archives office is open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Research visits must be scheduled in advance.
Jennifer Maxon, MLIS
Director of Opus Archives / Archivist
Direct phone: 805.879.7397
Jennifer Maxon, BA in Writing and Master of Library and Information Science. In addition to being responsible for the control of and care for resources of enduring value, her focus is on systems for discovery and access to cultural materials, including project development and oversight, information organization, online finding aids and user-centered approaches to content discovery, and digitization. Prior to her arrival at OPUS, Jennifer worked at the Museum of Ventura County for 12 years as Systems Librarian/Archivist and ultimately as Director of Access and Technology. Before becoming an archivist, she worked in educational and scholarly books production at Sage Publications.
Robert Moeller, MSLIS
Robert Moeller, BA in American Studies and MS in Library and Information Science, focuses on metadata, online discovery systems and search, and archival arrangement. He has a special interest in working with hidden collections, especially those with a strong focus on local history. Prior to his arrival at OPUS, Robert worked as a digital asset management associate at TIME, Inc., and volunteered with a team to help build an online catalog at the Interference Archive in Brooklyn, New York.
Safron Rossi, PhD
Curator of Collections
Direct phone: 805.879.7319
Safron Rossi is Curator of Collections at Opus Archives & Research Center and is Associate Core Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute in the Depth Psychology Jungian and Archetypal Studies MA/PhD program where she teaches courses on mythology and depth psychology. Her writing and scholarly studies focus on archetypal psychology, the western astrological tradition, goddess traditions, and feminist studies. Safron edited a volume for the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell based on his Goddess mythology lectures titled Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine, published Fall 2013 by New World Library.
Barbara Vilander, MA, PhD
Direct phone: 805.969.5750
Barbara Vilander, BA in Psychology and MA and PhD in Art History, has previous archive and museum experience including working as an independent Collection Management & Conservation Consultant, serving as Assistant Curator at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Educational Training Supervisor at the San Diego Children’s Museum and Education Coordinator at San Diego’s Museum of Photographic Arts. Her book, Hoover Dam: The Photographs of Ben Glaha was published by the University of Arizona Press. Barbara also has eight years of executive-level volunteer experience in Communication and Education. She is currently adjunct Faculty in the Art Department at Santa Barbara City College.