Katie Richardson has joined the EHC Board of Directors!
Katie Richardson is the Head of Special Collections and Archives at Cal Poly Pomona. She was appointed to her current position at Cal Poly Pomona in August 2015. As the Head, she provides leadership in the management of the unit and develops a strategic and systematic approach to acquiring and maintaining historically significant collections that support the university’s mission (W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library, Pomona Valley Historical Collection, Southern California Wine and Wine Industry Collection, and University Archives). She manages access and reference services, outreach, instruction, exhibitions, digitization projects, preservation related issues, and donor relations for the unit. She oversees five full-time employees and numerous student workers, interns, and volunteers. Katie has worked extensively with rare book and archival collections in all types of formats. She has more than 10 years of experience in the archival field working in the academic, public, and corporate sectors. Currently, she is serving as Project Director on the 18-month NHPRC archival projects grant, “As California Goes, So Goes the Nation: Immigration, Agriculture, Public Policy, and Pop Culture throughout the 20th Century” which will conclude on March 31, 2019. In addition to her time at Cal Poly Pomona, she has also worked at Pepperdine University, the University of Southern California, and the Huntington Library. Katie has an MLIS from UCLA and a BA in History with a minor in Business Administration from SDSU. She is thrilled to be a member of the board!
Katie was instrumental in making Equine History 2018 a success, and we are glad to welcome her to the team!