2016: An End of the Year Roundup

2016 was a busy year for the Special Collections and University Archives department. We’d like to take a moment now as we prepare for 2017 to thank our donors and give a little recap of some of our 2016 achievements. In 2016, we made available a grand total of 15 manuscript and archival collections: Charles Greenshaw …

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Project Archivist, Edan Strekal, Hired in March

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 …

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Exciting New Manuscript Collection from Western Shoshone Tribe

The Special Collections Department has received an extensive collection of records, the first from a Western Shoshone Tribal organization, and a grant from the National Historical Records & Publications Commission of more than $77,000 to organize, preserve and make the records available to the public. The department was one of only 15 organizations nationwide to …

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Jacque Sundstrand Appointed to IMLS Board

Jacquelyn Sundstrand, our Manuscripts Librarian, was nominated by President Obama and approved by the U.S. Senate to serve a 5-year term on the board of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. She recently returned from Washington D.C. where she was officially …

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