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Deborah Stoiber is from Fresno, California, where she received her B.A. in economics from California State University, Fresno. After graduating from the L. Jeffrey Selznick School in 1998, she worked at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, assessing their 16mm collection. Returning to Rochester, she was the assistant vault manager of the William K. Everson Collection at the George Eastman Museum, from 1998 to 2000 and the nitrate vault manager of the Louis B. Mayer Conservation Center at the museum from 2000 to 2010. In 2010, she became the collection manager of the Moving Image Department’s film and video collection, holdings of more than 100,000 reels in nitrate and safety stock. Stoiber works to keep this film heritage in the best conditions possible, so that they may last for generations. As an instructor in the  L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation, she teaches the identification, storage, and inspection of motion picture film. She is also the technical director of the Nitrate Picture Show.

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