Posted by: Laura | February 27, 2012

Trudy Peterson, ’67 ISU Grad and former Acting Archivist of the United States, Speaks at the University of Iowa

Interested in learning more about archives from an Iowa State grad (’67)?  Trudy Peterson, who has had a fascinating career in archives, will be speaking about the importance of archiving on February 29 and March 1 at the University of Iowa.  If you are interested in learning more about her career, we have a biographical folder which contains an assortment of articles related to Peterson (RS 21/7/1).  You can also read more about her on the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences webpage on featured alumni.

Peterson to speak on importance of archiving Feb. 29 and March 1

Trudy Huskamp Peterson, one of the leading archivists in the world and the 2011 International Impact Award recipient at the University of Iowa, will present two upcoming workshops on the UI campus. Both events are free and open to the public.

Peterson will present ?Unfinished Business: Transitional Justice and the Role of Records? Wednesday, Feb. 29, from 4-6 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre. In this workshop, Trudy considers the fate of archives in post-conflict situations, such as Bosnia, Rwanda, and other places where the integrity of records are central to the possibility of reconciliation.

Additionally, Peterson will present “Trash, Treasure, and the Act of Archival Appraisal” Thursday, March 1, from 4-6 p.m. in 302 Schaeffer Hall.

For the last 10 years, Peterson has made a career as an archivist for human rights, often at real risk to her own physical safety, consulting on the records of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions, records of International Criminal Tribunals, and problematic police records.

For more information on these events, contact Linda Kerber at linda-kerber@uiowa.edu or 319-335-2299.

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Responses

  1. John,
    It does not look like Peterson’s presentations at the University of Iowa will be make available online. Thanks for asking – maybe next time!

  2. An article about Trudy Peterson has recently been published in the University of Iowa’s alumni magazine: http://www.iowalum.com/magazine/apr12/memories.cfm


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