Barbara A. Bither, CCAS MA ’78, who had worked as a museum curator and historical researcher at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s Historical Resource Center, died June 29.
Ms. Bither joined the Historical Resource Center in 1997 and specialized in the history of currency papermaking and engraving. Over the years, she helped the Secret Service as an expert on counterfeit money. From 1988 to 1997, Ms. Bither did cataloguing for the National Park Service at the Charlestown Naval Shipyard in Boston and wrote a book on the shipyard. Earlier in her career, she worked as assistant director of the Presidio Army Museum in San Francisco and as an assistant curator of prints at the National Portrait Gallery and an art cataloguer at the Folger Shakespeare Library, both in Washington.
Read the full tribute in the Washington Post.