Staff Information

All Archives and Records Management Services staff are located on the fourth floor of Steenbock Memorial Library on the UW-Madison campus.  For general information, call the University Archives number, 608 262-5629, or email:

Katie Nash, University Archivist
Room 426
(608) 265-1988 /
Katie Nash is the University Archivist and Head of UW Archives at UW-Madison. Prior to Katie’s arrival in April 2018 she was the College Archivist and Special Collections Librarian at Williams College from October 2014-January 2018 and the University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian at Elon University from June 2005-September 2014. She received a BA in Anthropology from Appalachian State University and a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In 2011, Katie became a Certified Archivist through the Academy of Certified Archivists. She has held various positions with the Society of American Archivists, the Society of North Carolina Archivists, the North Carolina Preservation Consortium, and New England Archivists. Currently she is a member of the Society of American Archivists and the Midwest Archives Conference.

At UW-Madison, Katie is responsible for the overall management and leadership of the University Archives and Records Management unit that is part of the larger Division of Special Collections. She actively participates in collection development, donor relations, reference, outreach, advocacy, instruction, digital initiatives, project management and workflow, policy planning and creation, records management, oral history, and preservation. The Archives team strives to ensure that the people, places, events, and stories associated with UW-Madison are collected, preserved, and shared.

Troy Reeves, Oral History Program Head
Room 430
(608) 890-1899 /
Since June 2007, Troy Reeves has led the oral history program at the UW-Madison Archives. From 1999-2006, he directed the Idaho Oral History Center in Boise, Idaho. Troy manages collecting and curating oral history recordings, as well as communicating and collaborating with interested individuals (throughout both states and beyond) about the art and science of oral history.

Along with these program leadership tasks, Troy manages twenty oral history projects in Wisconsin and Idaho on myriad topics, including cultural, political, and environmental history. He also has been published in historical journals, including the Western Historical Quarterly, the Public Historian, and the Oral History Review. Reeves has held leadership roles in the national Oral History Association, most recently serving as local arrangements chair for the organization’s 2014 annual meeting in Madison, Wisconsin.

Since January 2012, Reeves has been the managing editor of the Oral History Review, the journal of oral history for the U.S. In this role, Troy oversees the day-to-day operations of the journal, including its social media initiative. He also works with the OHR’s editorial team and author to add multimedia (both audio and audio/video) into the journal’s articles.

Cat Phan, Digital and Media Archivist
Room 434
(608) 262-0428 /
Cat Phan is the Digital and Media Archivist at the UW-Madison Archives, managing the digital archiving program and the audio and visual media collections. Cat’s professional interests revolve around community archives, digital archives planning and policy formation, and center on digital access and preservation, technology, and inclusive representation.

After receiving her M.A. in Library and Information Studies from the UW-Madison, Cat worked briefly at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction as Collections Management Librarian before returning to the UW. From 2011-2016, she was the Metadata Librarian at the UW Digital Collections Center, managing the metadata production and quality control operations for local digital collections projects, and worked on the design of metadata structures and workflows.

Alex Krensky, Processing Archivist
Room 428
(608) 890-1258 /
Alex Krensky is the Processing Archivist at the UW-Madison Archives. Prior to arrive at UW, she worked from 2014-2016 as the Project Archivist on the DC Africana Archives Project at George Washington University in Washington, DC, where she oversaw processing and created finding aids for over 100 Africana and African-American history collections at six libraries across the District of Columbia. From 2012-2014, she worked at History Associates Inc. as an archivist on processing projects at the National Park services and the Archives of American Art.

Alex graduated in 2011 from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with her M.S. in Library Science and a concentration in Archives and Records Management.

Sarah Grimm, University Records Officer
Room 432
(608) 262-3284 /

Kalani Adolpho, Processing Archivist Resident
Room 422
(608) 262-3284 /