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  • Ruth Bryan

    Ruth E. Bryan, CA, is University Archivist in the Special Collections Research Center of the University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky, USA (2011-present). Prior to UK, Ruth was the Archives Program Manager for the Ruth Mott Foundation/Applewood, Flint, Michigan (2006-2001), and Head of Collections Processing and Encoding for Duke University’s Rare Book, Manuscripts, and Special Collections Library, Durham, North Carolina (2000-2006). A Certified Archivist, Ruth holds master’s degrees in public history from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina (2000), and cultural anthropology from the New School for Social Research, New York, New York (1996). Much of her day-to-day work is in the area of archival appraisal, the complex process of relationship-building and decision-making with document creators and donors in order to build a center for primary source research such as the UK Special Collections. Her presentations and articles are available at

  • Marcella Huggard

    Marcella (Wiget) Huggard joined the University of Kansas Libraries as archives and manuscripts coordinator in 2015, coordinating all manuscript processing tasks for the Special Collections, Kansas Collection, and personal papers from the University Archives at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library. She was an archivist with the Kansas Historical Society (KSHS) from 2008-2015. Her most recent duties as supervisor of the public records program included training, helping executive-branch state agencies and counties revise and update their retention schedules, providing other records management services to the state, and arranging and describing government records of enduring value transferred from state agencies to the State Archives. Prior to that role at KSHS she served as project archivist on two large National Historic Publications Records Commission (NHPRC) grant projects surveying and describing all textual holdings at the State Archives and arranging and describing to the folder level the Menninger Foundation Archives.
    Marcella’s prior experience includes serving as assistant archivist with the Bessemer Historical Society in Pueblo, Colorado, and as Curator of Collections for the Reno County Historical Society in Hutchinson, Kansas. Marcella received her Bachelors in History from Knox College and her Masters in History from Colorado State University – Fort Collins.

May 1, 2019
Wed 2:00 PM CDT

Duration 1H 30M

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