Meet Buffalo Soldiers National Museum Archivist Jason Fung. His love for military history
started as a childhood passion that later evolved into the museum world. His first experience
was as a docent at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, talking about the dinosaurs at the
central and Sugar Land campuses from 2011 to 2015.
Jason graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor of Arts in History
and a minor in Environmental Science in 2017. He went on to attend the University of Texas at
Arlington to receive his Master’s Degree in Archival Administration and a Public History
certificate. During his time at UT Arlington, his museum experience truly flourished. He had the
opportunity to intern at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum (2020) and the Military Museum of
Fort Worth (2021). One year later, BSNM hired him to be their archivist. Since then, the
museum has provided Jason with opportunities to continue developing his love for history and
As the archivist of the BSNM, Jason’s job is to catalog and preserve our museum collections.
His main job at the BSNM is to ensure that the artifacts are properly handled and stored to
maintain their condition. BSNM is modernizing this capacity and structure to maintain its
collections. To achieve this, BSNM is developing a space for Archival Storage that meets
contemporary standards. It will be his job to ensure these standards and practices of collection
preservations will be held to the highest standard.