We welcome another staff member to Special Collections this month. Edan Strekal recently was hired as Project Archivist to fill a new, temporary full-time position for 3-years, subject to funding.
As Project Archivist, Strekal will work under the supervision of Jacque Sundstrand, the Manuscripts & Archives Librarian, and be responsible for working on unprocessed manuscript collections for which we have received outside funding either through support from donors or from grants. For each collection, Strekal will determine its organization, process the contents, and create the intellectual access needed for discovery by users via our online catalog or through our website and the internet.
Previously, Strekal was working in Special Collections in a similar but part-time archival position. Due to the generosity of many who have given money to assist in the preparation of their donated collections as well as others supporting the work of the department, and successful grant applications, we have been able to create the Project Archivist position to assist us with making more collections available in a timely manner for our users.