The people behind Breadcrumbs.
Simon Rogers is a Toronto-based writer, researcher and archivist. He has a Masters degree in Information Studies from the University of Toronto. He was drawn to archival work because of his background in book history and print culture and through his studies in English literature. Simon has written a range of essays, reviews, stories and non-fiction for popular, academic and literary publications. He has worked with both private collections and institutional records, including those of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Ontario Jewish Archives and various departments of the University of Toronto. In his leisure hours, he plays bass guitar in a rockíníroll band.
Since graduating from the University of Toronto's Masters of Information program's archival stream with a focus on audio-visual archival materials and archives, Curtis has worked for the CBC in their moving image archives, and at the University of Toronto's Media Commons Archives working extensively with their large film, video, and audio format collections. In the summer of 2009, he began operating as an independent archival consultant and co-founded Breadcrumbs in 2010. He has since been appointed Co-ordinator of Archives and Special Collections at Ryerson University. Apart from his archival education and experience, Curtis has a background in continental European philosophy and aesthetic theory as well as turf-grass agronomy.
Kate Zieman holds Masters degrees in Communication and Culture (York/Ryerson Universities) and Information Studies (University of Toronto). She has worked variously as a researcher, editor and reference librarian and has served as a board member for the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives. Her reviews and essays have been published in a range of academic and non-academic publications and she recently produced a series of historical vignettes for radio. Kate lives in Toronto, where she works as a librarian for the CBC and spends far too much time watching films and reading about queer history.