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K-State Today

December 9, 2019

Veronica Denison named assistant university archivist for K-State

Submitted by Darchelle Martin

Headshot of Veronica Denison

K-State Libraries has hired Veronica Denison as the assistant university archivist.

As assistant university archivist, Denison will manage the day-to-day operations of the university archives, oversee the department's reference services, teach primary source instruction classes and work with the campus units and donors about archival collections.

"We are very pleased to welcome Veronica to K-State Libraries," said Cliff Hight, university archivist and head of the Richard L.D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections. "She is an excellent addition to our faculty, and her experience positions us in unique ways to continue meeting the needs of our researchers and ensuring K-State history is preserved and available for use."

Denison comes to K-State from the University of Alaska/Alaska Pacific University Consortium Library Archives and Special Collections, where she was an archivist for six years. While there, she worked with collection donors, provided reference and research assistance and instructed students with primary sources.

In addition, she received grants to digitize audio, video and film that included unique documentation of Alaska Native populations.

"I am excited to continue my archival career at K-State," Denison said. "I hope to continue to promote the use of the unique records relating to the history of the university."

She received her master's degree in library and information science with a concentration in archives management from Simmons College. She also has bachelor's degrees in archaeology and culture of the ancient Near East and religion from Lycoming College.

Due to the May 22, 2018 Hale Library fire, access to the Morse Department of Special Collections materials is limited. However, you can access the digital collections, and a small group of frequently used reference materials and photographs are available for use in a temporary reading room in 116 Bluemont Hall. Special Collections materials will return to Hale Library over the summer. The Special Collections reading room in Hale Library is scheduled to open to the public in early fall 2020.

Contact 785-532-7456 or libsc@k-state.edu for more information.