Special Collections, Staff, UNC History

Appointment: Jay Gaidmore is New University Archivist

The Library welcomes Jay Gaidmore as University Archivist. Gaidmore began May 3, 2010.

In this position, Gaidmore will work with schools, departments, and offices at UNC to ensure the scheduling of University records, and will develop priorities for the conservation and processing of University records. He will provide primary administrative reference service to UNC administrators, faculty, and staff. Gaidmore will also develop exhibits and programs that recognize and promote UNC history, and will chair the University History Council.

Gaidmore was most recently University Archivist at Brown University in Providence, R.I. From 1999 to 2006, he held positions at the Library of Virginia as Private Papers Program Manager, Senior Finding Aids Description Archivist, and Private Papers Archivist. He has also worked as an archivist at the Old Dominion University Library in Norfolk, Va.

Gaidmore has written about Virginia history and is the recipient of the 2002 Frederic M. Miller Finding Aid Award from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference for his publication “A Guide to Church Records in the Library of Virginia.”

Gaidmore holds an M.L.I.S. from the University of South Carolina and an M.A. in history from Old Dominion University. His B.A. in history is from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire.

Contact Gaidmore in the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library at (919) 962-6402 or gaidmore@email.unc.edu.


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