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Christie Peterson

Head of Technical and Digital Services for Special Collections

Christie Peterson

Contact & Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and by appointment

126 West Street, 124


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M.S.I., Archives & Records Management specialization, University of Michigan

B.A., Anthropology & Creative Writing, University of Arizona

Christie helps make sure the unique materials in the Mortimer Rare Book Collection, the College Archives, and the Sophia Smith Collection are discoverable, usable, and well cared for.

Christie has worked in archives and special collections at the University of Michigan, Bates College, Princeton University, the Johns Hopkins University, and the George Washington University. She and her family most recently lived in Baltimore, Maryland, and they are looking forward to making a long-term home in the Valley. 


Libraries Managers Team, New Neilson: Move In Working Group

Publications & Presentations

Kerchner, Daniel, Justin Littman, Christie Peterson, Vakil Smallen, Rachel Trent, and Laura Wrubel. "The Provenance of a Tweet," Working paper, GW Libraries, The George Washington University, 2016,

Peterson, Christie. "Access Restrictions that Promote Access," Chaos ---> Order (blog), November 5, 2015,

Peterson, Christie. "Web Archives, Performance and Capture," Presented at Web Archives 2015, Ann Arbor, Michigan, November 12, 2015, published on On Archivy blog.

Professional Affiliations

Society of American Archivists (member)