Founders

The owners have been passionate about history and literature since a young age.

Jennifer Keil

Owner

JENNIFER completed her M.A. in Public and Oral History. Her research focused on the WWII home front experiences and the postwar consumer society. As a history consultant, she specializes in archives, exhibition, and digitization using best practices. She serves as the 1st Vice President for the Southwest Oral History Association.

    Cindy Keil

    Owner

    CINDY received an M.A. in English. She specialized in creative writing. Her research interests include communities and objects. She is currently working on an ongoing community oral history project. As an editor, she uses her literary training to improve popular, trade, and scholarly work. She also submits her creative writing pieces to publications.

      Curated Shop

      Chisme Chick curates collections of artisan goods that share stories from literature or history. Our products are handcrafted in the ☆ U.S.A. Our studio is located in California. We can ship our items directly to you if you order online. Each piece can be customized for you or a friend. You'll love our handmade items that are conversational pieces.

      Services

      According to the National Archives, 70° Fahrenheit is the preferred temperature that is optimal for the preservation of artifacts. It is the degree in which archival materials and exhibitions should be protected for long term conservation. As curators, we assist you craft your narrative. We offer archival, preservation, exhibition, editing & design services via our affiliate company, 70 Degrees.

      ARCHIVE

      We create and manage archives according to the best practices established by the Society of American Archivists & the Society of California Archivists. Conservation is our priority when organizing and arranging collections.

      PRESERVE

      We facilitate oral history interviews in order to preserve the past. Digital history methods are maintained to conserve these narratives according to Oral History Association & Southwest Oral History Association standards.

      EXHIBIT

      We research, design, and install exhibits.  We have the ability to create an exhibit for your institution using National Council on Public History & The American Alliance of Museums practices.

      EDITING & DESIGN

      We maintain The Chicago Manual of Style and the Modern Language Association writing standards. We use Adobe Creative products to produce unique designs. We create new websites for organizations which include social media accounts.