Archivist Trudy Huskamp Peterson to visit UI April 7 and 8

Archivist Trudy Huskamp Peterson to visit UI April 7 and 8

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Certified Archivist Trudy Huskamp Peterson will be on the University of Iowa campus Monday and Tuesday, April 7 and 8 as part of the Department of History Visiting Lecturer Series.

Peterson is former acting archivist of the United States; founding executive director of the Open Society Archives; and director of archives and records management for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. She will deliver two public lectures and a public film screening; the events are free and the public is welcome.

Peterson earned her Master of Arts and doctorate from the UI Department of History in 1972 and 1975, respectively. She was named an Alumni Fellow of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 2005. In 2011, Peterson received the International Impact Award from UI International Programs for her unflagging commitment—even in the face of opposition and intimidation—to the protection and safe-keeping of at-risk documents in order that history may be preserved.

The following are Peterson’s upcoming public events:

  • Monday, April 7, S401 PBB, 4—5:30 p.m: “Hunting for History in Army Archives.” (Public lecture)
  • Tuesday, April 8, 40 SH 9:30—10:45 a.m: Screening of the documentary film, The Atrocity Files: A Documentary on the Police Archives of Guatemala’s Dirty War. (History class open to the public)
  • Tuesday, April 8, W401 PBB 2:30—4 p.m.: “Long Shadows over Bangladesh: Human Rights Atrocities during the 1971 War for Independence and the 2010-14 International Crimes Tribunal” (Public lecture)

For more information about Peterson, visit her website.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, contact the Department of History in advance at 319-335-2299.


Nic Arp, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 319-335-2818
Elizabeth Heineman, Department of History, 319-335-2330


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