JACKSON, Wyo. — She’s the new keeper of the records. Meet Kathy Marquis, who was just named Wyoming State Archivist
Marquis will lead the Wyoming State Archives after serving as deputy for the past four years, and serving as Interim for the past six months.
Marquis received her undergraduate degree in History from the University of Michigan, as well as a Master’s in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. She has worked in a variety of archival institutions and libraries, including the University of Michigan, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Minnesota Historical Society, and as public services librarian at the Albany County Public Library in Laramie.
As State Archivist, Marquis will chair the State Records Advisory Board and the State Records Committee. She oversees 15 full time staff and an annual budget of $2,885,400 for the Wyoming State Archives. The state’s digital repository, the Wyoming Digital Archives, is also managed by the State Archivist.
The State Archives collects, manages, preserves, and makes available Wyoming state public records that have long term administrative, legal, and historical value. These records document the history of our state and the activities of Wyoming’s government offices. The Archives also collects non-government records that contribute to an understanding of the state’s history.
Marquis says she hopes to place a special focus in her time as State Archivist on “shining a light on our amazing staff, fabulous collections, and the wide variety of services we offer the public, and state and local government employees.”
The key, she said, to getting information to people who can use it, is to enhance the ‘discoverability’ of what the office offers.
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