Joan Hostetler graduated from Herron School of Art and received an MFA in Imaging Arts/Museum Studies from Rochester Institute of Technology. She is a graduate of the Photographic Preservation and Archives Management Program at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film. She worked with photographs at the Indiana Historical Society as Visual Collections Assistant and Exhibitions Coordinator. Since 1998 she has operated Heritage Photo & Research Services, and now owns the business with her husband, John M. Harris. Past clients include the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana Historical Society, Marion Public Library, RKO Pictures, and the Jefferson County Historical Society.
John M. Harris received a BA in American History from Indiana University-Bloomington and an MA in History Museum Training from the Cooperstown Graduate Programs of the State University of New York. He has worked as educator and exhibits coordinator for the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, served as executive director of the Tippecanoe County Historical Association, and was director of the Local History Services Department at the Indiana Historical Society. He joined HP&RS in 2006 and in this capacity has supervised a collection management project at the Tippecanoe County Historical Association and worked on scanning projects for the Indiana State Library and the Indiana State Archives.