ANU welcomes new University Archivist Kathryn Dan

10 October 2018

The Australian National University (ANU) is thrilled to welcome Ms Kathryn Dan, who has been appointed as University Archivist.

Kathryn joins ANU from the University of Melbourne, where she was Associate Director, Information Governance in the Legal and Risk portfolio. Kathryn has worked in archives, records, library and information management for over 20 years with senior roles at the National Archives of Australia, National Library of Australia and Monash University.

Kathryn has an impressive history in the archives community. She served as President of the Australian Society of Archivists, on committees of the International Council on Archives, and was a member of the Standards Australia committee on records management.

Kathryn also worked in the ANU Archives in 1998, where she helped establish policy framework and proposals for the development of the archives services. She has returned to manage ANU’s Archives and Records, including the Noel Butlin Archives

University Librarian Roxanne Missingham said that Kathryn will be an outstanding asset to the ANU.

"I am pleased that Kathryn, one of our former colleagues, has chosen to return to the ANU Archives,” said Roxanne Missingham.

“ANU holds internationally significant archives, enhancing research, maintaining records and preserving history. I look forward to working with Kathryn to bring the ANU Archives into its next stage of development,' said Roxanne Missingham.

“I would also like to thank Sarah Lethbridge, who has been acting as University Archivist since March. We appreciate her hard work and stewardship during this time.”

Kathryn Dan is eager to commence her work.

“I am excited to return to ANU and join an outstanding team making truly significant archives collections available for research and preserving the University’s corporate memory,” said Kathryn Dan.

The ANU Archives Program preserves the university's own archives and collects archives of business, trade unions, professional associations and industry bodies, to support research by the University community and the general public.

We know the ANU community will join us in wishing Kathryn all the very best in her new role.