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University Archivist
Library Specialized Collections
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The role of the University Archivist is to document the history of the University of North Carolina Wilmington and to make this primary-source material accessible and understandable. The University Archivist selects, organizes and preserves official and unofficial records of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, including records of UNCW administrators; student, faculty, and alumni organizations; and other university-related collections in various formats.  We provide reference and instructional services for Archives and plan, implement and assess services for Archives.

Projects and Processes in University Archives
  • Managing an active archiving staff of student assistants and others
  • Enhancing preservation standards
  • Digitization initiatives

B.A. International Studies and French/West. Europ. Area Studies, American University (Washington, DC), 1990

M.A. English, Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA), 1993

M.S. Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2001