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Ask an Archivist Day

Ask an Archivist Day

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 12:00pm

Have you ever wondered what an archivist does, or how they care for old, sometimes priceless artifacts and documents? Have you ever thought about what entertainment looked like before the movies? Or what a famous author’s earliest attempts at writing were like? If you are curious about all that archival work entails, as well as how archival collections enrich all there is to learn about history, literature, or in some cases our own backyard, then join us for Ask an Archivist Day! Education director and certified archivist Tracy Tucker will be on hand to explain how an artifact joins our collection, answer questions about her work in the archive, and show off the cool stuff that helps students and readers better understand Willa Cather, Red Cloud, and even Nebraska agriculture.


About our Archivist

Tracy Tucker joined the staff of the Willa Cather Foundation in 2012 as education director. A certified archivist, Tucker oversees the collections at the National Willa Cather Center and often writes about Cather and the physical and cultural landscape of the Great Plains. She is a graduate of Kansas State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with degrees in American literature and creative writing, with a specialization in Great Plains Studies. She is an Affiliate Fellow of the Center for Great Plains Studies. Her publications include the Willa Cather Review, The New Territory Magazine, and a chapter in Unknown No More: Recovering Sanora Babb (University of Oklahoma Press, 2021).