Staff Information

All University Archives and Records Management Services staff are located on the fourth floor (room 425) of Steenbock Memorial Library on the UW-Madison campus.  For general information call the University Archives at 608-262-5629 or email us.

Sarah Grimm (she/her), University Records Officer and Compliance Manager
(608) 262-3284 /

Sarah has been the Records Officer for the University of Wisconsin-Madison since December 2017. This includes the Madison campus, as well as the statewide Cooperative Extension offices, 4-H and Wisconsin Public Media programs, the School for Workers, UW conference centers and the Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey. As Records Officer, Sarah assists the University community with the management of physical and electronic University records throughout their lifecycle through consultations and training as well as the development of records retention policies.

Prior to her time at the university, she was the Electronic Records Archivist at the Wisconsin Historical Society for 8 years. There, she worked on electronic records initiatives and training at the state level and through her work with the Council of State Archivists. Currently, she is a member of NAGARA and ARMA.

Jessie Hansen (she/her), Audio-Visual Collections Project Processing Assistant

Jessie Hansen began working as the Audio-Visual Collections Project Processing Assistant in January 2024. Jessie is originally from the suburbs of Chicago and graduated with a Master of Arts in Library and Information Studies focusing on archival studies from UW-Madison in May 2023. As a student, Jessie worked for UW Archives as well as the Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS).

Tony Lattis (he/him), Processing Archivist
(608) 890-0311 /

Tony has been a Processing Archivist at UW Archives since December of 2021. He works directly with University Archives collections to create and expand description and access to collection materials.

He holds a master’s in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2019) and has worked in various capacities across UW Libraries including Memorial Library Special Collections, UW Digital Collections, and Robinson Map Library.

Larkin Mabie (she/her), Processing Archivist Assistant
(608) 262-8959 /

Larkin began working as the Processing Archivist Assistant in October 2023. She focuses on the arrangement and description of collections moving to the Library Collections Preservation Facility. She received her M.A. from UW-Madison in Library and Information Studies in May of 2023, where she worked as a student at the UW Archives and the Wisconsin Historical Society and held an internship at the Pro Football Hall of Fame as the Museum Collections Intern in the summer of 2022. 

Katie Nash (she/her), University Archivist and Head of UW Archives
(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.

Cat Phan (she/her), Digital and Media Archivist
(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.

Troy Reeves (he/him), Distinguished Oral Historian
(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.

Mackenzie Ryan (she/her), Assistant University Records Officer
(608) 890-1258 /

Mackenzie started as the Assistant University Records Officer in August 2021. She is responsible for records management duties for UW-Extension, Wisconsin Public Media, the School for Workers, and UW conference centers. She assists in developing and implementing records management programs and schedules, identifying risk management issues related to records management, providing records management education and training to ensure compliance with records retention and disposition laws, and preserving the history of UW-Extension, Wisconsin Public Media, and UW Conference Centers.

She holds master’s degrees in both Library and Information Studies and Archival Studies from the University of British Columbia. She also has an MA in Popular Cultural Studies from Bowling Green State University. Before working at UW-Madison, she worked at the Minnesota Historical Society, the Texas State Libraries and Archives Commission, and the Travis County (Texas) Clerk’s Office.

Julia Tanenbaum (she/her), Processing Archivist
(608) 890-1524 /

Julia began working as a Processing Archivist in December 2021. She works directly with University Archives collections to create and expand description and access to collection materials. Her professional interests include sustaining community-based archives, documenting student activism, and curating digital exhibits.

While she completed her M.A in Library and Information Studies and Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities at the University of California Los Angeles, she worked as a Community Archives Lab Intern at the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives in West Hollywood. Her work there included curating exhibits, arranging and describing several collections, and conducting outreach. She also worked as a Library Student Research Assistant at UCLA’s Young Research Library. After graduating, she worked as a Smithsonian National Museum of African American History Robert F. Smith Intern at Amistad Research Center in New Orleans, where she processed the Patricia Goudvis Photograph Collection documenting Black farming cooperatives in the South.

chaoya yang / nkauj zag ntxhee (nws/they), Research Services Archivist
(608)-265-5001 /

chaoya / nkauj zag ntxhee is the Research Services Archivist as part of the UW Libraries Resident Librarian Program. nws provides research support, instruction, and outreach within UW Archives. They grew up in the rural South and hold a Masters in Library Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.