Jeanmarie Theobalds is a freelance oral historian and oral history project consultant. For many years she was an editorial portrait photographer in New York. She was awarded the William J. Fulbright to photograph and interview women potters in Bahia Brazil. Upon her return from Brazil, she pursued her interest in the art of interviewing through oral history and earned a M.A. in oral history from Columbia University. She was the Oral History Program Manager for The Museum of Modern Art. She has also worked with the Judd Foundation’s oral history project and in commercial film production.