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Deborah Richards

she/her

Head of Archives and Special Collections

Division: Administrative Office

Department: Archives & Special Collections

richards@mtholyoke.edu

Dwight 8B

image of debbie richards in a gray shirt with trees behind her

Biography

Debbie believes that history is alive and can be used as a tool for transformative change in individuals and their communities. She strongly supports new ways for people to engage with their history as well as document their own lives for future generations to benefit from. When she's not rooting around the stacks of the Archives, you might find her under the copper beech outside Dwight Hall​ ​with her head in a book. She looks forward to your visit to the Archives.

Education

MSLIS, Archives concentration, Simmons College
MA, American Studies, University of Massachusetts, Boston
BA, History and a minor in Women's Studies, Oregon State University