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Rebecca Schulte

University Libraries
Librarian; University Archivist; Curator of the Wilcox Collection
Primary office:
Kenneth Spencer Research Library
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence, KS 66045


Becky Schulte has been the University Archivist at the University of Kansas since 2003. She previously held the position of Head of Reader Services at KU's Spencer Research Library and served as the Assistant Curator of the Kansas Collection, the University's regional history library. In addition to the position of University Archivist she is also Curator of the Wilcox Collection of Contemporary Political Movements at Spencer Library and has worked with the collection since 1985. Schulte graduated from KU in 1976 with a degree in Humanities and received an MA in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin--Madison in 1982.

Selected Publications

Church, Michael, Cliff Hight, Rebecca Schulte, and Ashley Todd-Diaz. 2017. “Collaboration Made It Happen! The Kansas Consortium.” Journal Articles. Journal of Western Archives 8 (2). http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/westernarchives/vol8/iss2/4.
Fyffe, Richard, Deborah Ludwig, Mary Roach, Becky Schulte, and Beth Warner. 2004. “Preservation Planning for Digital Information: Final Report of the HVC2 Digital Preservation Task Force.” Reports.

Selected Presentations

Baker, W., Liebl, B., & Schulte, R. (10/25/2016). More Objects than Expertise: A Collaborative Housing and Access Project. Mountain Plains Museum Association 2016 Conference. Oklahoma City, OK. https://kuscholarworks.ku.edu/handle/1808/22002
Schulte, R. (8/5/2016). Curating the Controversial. Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. https://kuscholarworks.ku.edu/handle/1808/24741
Schulte, R. (8/16/2007). Data Warehouses and Archives: Challenges and Opportunities for University Archivists. Annual Conference of the International Council on Archives, Section on University and Research Institution Archives. University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland
Schulte, R. (5/19/2006). Archiving the Right, the Wilcox Collection at the University of Kansas. Presentation, International GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender) Archives, Libraries, Museums, and Special Collections Conference, University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, MN
Schulte, R. (8/22/2003). From the Left to the Right: Documenting Political Extremes in the 21st Century. Presentation, Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting. Los Angeles
Schulte, R., Williams, S., & Clement, R. (6/12/2002). When Worlds Collide. Presentation, 2002 RBMS Pre-Conference, Rare Books and Manuscript Section, American Library Association. Atlanta
Schulte, R. (5/31/2001). Filling in the Margins: Documenting Extreme Social History. Presentation, Midwest Archives Conference. Minneapolis, MN
Schulte, R. (7/6/2000). Collecting the Web. Seminar, 2000 RBMS Pre-conference, Rare Books and Manuscript Section, American Library Association. Chicago

Selected Grants

Discovery, Digitization and Management of Jayhawk Files. $3044.00. Submitted 1/1/2017 (8/1/2017 - 5/31/2018). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded. Preparation for publication

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