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Althea Topek

Accessioning Archivist

Althea Topek

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Neilson Library 106



M.L.I.S., Louisiana State University

B.A., The Evergreen State College

As an Accessioning Archivist, Althea is responsible for executing, maintaining, and improving the business processes by which new collection materials enter Special Collections’ management. She manages the intake of all material into the Sophia Smith Collection, the Smith College Archives, and the Mortimer Rare Book Collection and works to make this material promptly available for research use.

Althea previously worked in New Orleans for Tulane University Special Collections. As a long time resident of the Gulf South, Althea is excited to ride her tandem bicycle on new terrain and learn more about the flora and fauna in New England.

Publications & Presentations

Dan Michelson and Althea Topek, “A Workflow for Accessioning Non-permanent College Archives Records,” presented at the ArchivesSpace Online Forum, March 2021

Lori Schexnayder and Althea Topek, “Implementing ArchivesSpace at Tulane University Special Collections,” presented at the Louisiana Archives and Manuscripts Association annual meeting, October 2019.

Professional Affiliations

ArchivesSpace User Advisory Council, New England Archivists, Society of American Archivist