On January 5, 2015, Aaron Richardson joined the LSU Libraries as University Archivist. Aaron comes to LSU from Atlanta, GA where he served as Southeast Regional Archivist for the National Park Service. A NARA-certified Records Manager, Aaron helped implement the Legacy Preservation Initiative—the National Park Service digital records management program. As a faculty member at the University of West Georgia, he also created and directed the Public History program’s ‘NPS Archival Internship Program’ which provides professional archival training and processing experience to graduate students.
Richardson is a native of northern California, with a long family history in the state of Louisiana. He received his initial archival training at the California State Archives. At California State University, Sacramento he was a Hellenic Studies Research Fellow responsible for Greek-American manuscript collections of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection. Prior to entering the archival profession, Aaron taught college-level courses in Humanities, Critical Thinking, and Ethics. He holds advanced degrees in Interdisciplinary Humanities, History, and Information Science. Aaron’s research interests include the history of library science, social epistemology, the National Parks in the Caribbean, and 20th century Greek-America.
Richardson looks forward to making connections across campus and across the state as part of his role as University Archivist.