Ellen Swain, Archivist for Student Life and Culture

Ellen has directed the Student Life and Culture Archives since 1999. She holds a BA from Earlham College, an MA in American History from Indiana University and an MS in Information Science from the University of Illinois. She is a former president of the Midwest Archives Conference (MAC) (2011-2013) and a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists (SAA)(2013). Her favorite record series is the Allan Hicks Papers (RS 41/20/130). Contact Ellen at


Katie Nichols, Archives Program Officer

Katie has worked for the University Archives since 2014 and joined the Archives Research Center team in 2019. She holds a BA in English Literature and an MS in Library and Information Science. One of her favorite record series is the Walrus ( RS 41/66/869), an alternative student newspaper published during the 1960s and ’70s. Contact Katie at