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Special Collections and Archives

Dewey, Dawne

Dawne Dewey

Head of Special Collections and Archives
Address: 401E Dunbar Library
Phone: (937) 775-2011

Job Responsibilities:

Manages all aspects of the Special Collections and Archives operation, including: strategic planning, outreach, fundraising, donor relations, supervision of professional staff of archivists and records manager, student assistants and volunteers. Guides collection development and acquisition, and preservation and reference activities. Manages Special Collections and Archives endowments and special funds. Promotes the archives regionally, nationally, and internationally.


Masters Degree in Public History
Wright State University
June 1984

Bachelors Degree in History and Anthropology Dual Major with Honors
Wright State University
June 1980

Certified Archivist,
Academy of Certified Archivists
since 1994.

Graduate Adjunct Faculty, Department of History, Wright State University

Research interests: early aviation history, local and regional history, women's history, public history (archives and museum studies)