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Amanda Norman

Baylor University
University Archivist
Waco, TX
Amanda Keys Norman, CA, found her calling as an archivist while doing research in the University Archives housed at The Texas Collection in her role as a writer in Baylor University Development. She attended the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Information and completed her Master of Science in Information Studies in 2011, with an emphasis in archives and records management. While at UT, Amanda worked at the Alexander Architectural Archive, where she completed several archival processing projects and curated two digital exhibitions. After graduation, she accepted a project archivist position at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, where she processed the Dominick Dunne papers and served as an assistant curator for the DBCAH’s exhibit, “An Extraordinary Life: The Dominick Dunne Papers.” She also volunteered in rare books cataloging and as a docent at the Harry Ransom Center and worked with David B. Gracy II as an editorial fellow and interim managing editor for Libraries & the Cultural Record (now Information & Culture).

Since returning to Baylor to serve as its first University Archivist, she has been meeting with key administrators to educate them about the role of the archives in the life of the university, contributes to efforts to roll out a records retention and archival policy, began a web archiving program using Archive-It, assists with various exhibits and websites on Baylor’s history and traditions, oversees The Texas Collection’s blog, and works with student employees to address the processing backlog and other projects.

She is a member of the Society of Southwest Archivists and served as treasurer for the SAA-UT chapter (2010). She looks forward to getting more involved with SAA.