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Dr. Melanie Sturgeon
Director, History and Archives
Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records
2001 to present
Melanie Sturgeon has a Masters of Arts in Public History and a Ph.D. in
History from Arizona State University. She came to the agency in 1996 as
the Deputy State Archivist and became the Director of the History and Archives
Division in 2001.
Melanie has served as the President of the Southwest Oral History Association
(SOHA), the Coordinating Committee for History in Arizona (CCHA), the Arizona
Paper and Photographic Conservation Group (APPCG) and the Conference of Intermountain
Archivists (CIMA). She received the SOHA Service Award in 2003 and in 2007
Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano recognized Melanie for her excellent service
as a state employee.
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