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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 (she/her), 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, which 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, records management, oral history and preservation.

Troy Reeves (he/him), 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 has been published in historical journals as well, including the Western Historical Quarterly, the Public Historian and the Oral History Review. In addition, 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 (she/her), 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. She also focuses on centers for 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 UW. From 2011-2016, she was the Metadata Librarian at the UW Digital Collections Center. She managed metadata production, quality control operations for local digital collections projects and the design of metadata structures and workflows.

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