Sally Anne Schmidt has managed, researched, and helped build the Nau Civil War Collection since 2005. She received her B.A. in history from Johns Hopkins University in 2000 and her M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Rice University in 2003 and 2009. While at Rice, she held the Jameson Fellowship at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens in 2003 – 2004. She is a current board member of Preservation Houston and is a member of the Junior League of Houston, having served in a number of leadership positions including the board of directors.