Michele Christian is the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for the South
Dakota State University Library. Before working for South Dakota State University, she
was the Collections Archivist and University Records Analyst for the Special Collections
Department of the Iowa State University Library. Prior to that she was the Labor
Archivist at the State Historical Society of Iowa. Christian has written articles on
various topics including managing artifacts in archives and using oral histories in
collection development. She received her MA in history and MLIS from the University of
Wisconsin–Milwaukee. She recieved her BA in History from the University of Northern Iowa.

Archival Outreach

Becoming Socialized: Using Social Media to Improve Access to University Archives, International Council on Archives Section on University and Research Institution Archives (ICA/SUV) (2011)

While development of the Internet improved the way archives provided access to their finding aids...

 

"Broadcast Yourself": Putting Iowa State University's History on YouTube (with Tanya Zanish-Belcher), A Different Kind of Web: New Connections Between Archives and Our Users (2011)
 

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Documenting Student Life: The Use of Oral Histories in University Archives, Special Collections Publications and Papers (2002)

This article discusses a recent oral history project conducted by the University Archives, Iowa State...

 

Artifacts in Archives

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A Curatorial Challenge: Managing Artifacts in Academic Archives, Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals (2005)
 

Academic Archives

Becoming Socialized: Using Social Media to Improve Access to University Archives, International Council on Archives Section on University and Research Institution Archives (ICA/SUV) (2011)

While development of the Internet improved the way archives provided access to their finding aids...

 

"Broadcast Yourself": Putting Iowa State University's History on YouTube (with Tanya Zanish-Belcher), A Different Kind of Web: New Connections Between Archives and Our Users (2011)
 

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The Age of the Electronic Document: The Documenting Challenge for Academic Archives (with Coralina Daly), Collection Management (2002)

The newest challenge for archives located in academic and research libraries is an increasing emphasis...

 

Iowa State University

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History of Iowa State (with Tanya Zanish-Belcher and Becky Jordan) (2006)

Iowa State University is a very special place, full of history. But what truly makes...

 

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Fifty Years of Cy: Our Mascot, 1954–2004 (with Becky Jordan) (2004)

Cy is not just a mere mascot, he is the embodiment of Iowa State University's...

 

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VEISHEA: Iowa State's Rite of Spring (2003)

Each year, thousands of Iowa State University students work diligently preparing for the largest student...

 

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'...The Times They Are A-Changin': Political Protests—Iowa State University—May 1970, a Photographic Essay and Oral History (with Gerry McKiernan) (2002)

In early May 1970, thousands of Iowa State University students gathered to protest the expanding...

 

University Institutional Repositories

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Brave New World: The Intersection of Institutional Repositories and University Archives (with Harrison W. Inefuku, Mary Manning, Erik Moore, Sammie Morris, Michele Reilly, and Dave Scherer), Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting (2013)

University archives exist to acquire, preserve, and provide access to university records with enduring value....

 

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Participant Learning in an Archival Education and Outreach Program: An Implementation of Evidence Based Librarianship and Information Science (with Sarah Passonneau), RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage (2013)

What can researchers do when they want to transform a traditional lecture into a collaborative,...

 

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Archivists and the USA PATRIOT Act: Are We Prepared?, Provenance: Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists (2006)