Becky Schulte

University Libraries
Associate Librarian; University Archivist; Curator of the Wilcox Collection
Primary office:
785-864-2024
Kenneth Spencer Research Library
University of Kansas
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence, KS 66045


Becky Schulte has been the University Archivist at the University of Kansas since 2003. She previously held the position of Head of Reader Services at KU's Spencer Research Library and served as the Assistant Curator of the Kansas Collection, the University's regional history library. In addition to the position of University Archivist she is also Curator of the Wilcox Collection of Contemporary Political Movements at Spencer Library and has worked with the collection since 1985. Schulte graduated from KU in 1976 with a degree in Humanities and received an MA in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin--Madison in 1982.

Education

MA, Library Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

BA, Humanities, University of Kansas

AA, English, Labette Community Junior College

Selected Publications

Church, M., Hight, C., Schulte, R., & Todd-Diaz, A. (in press). Collaboration Made It Happen! The Kansas Consortium. Journal of Western Archives.

Fyffe, R., Ludwig, D., Roach, M., Schulte, B., & Warner, B. (2004). Preservation Planning for Digital Information: Final Report of the HVC2 Digital Preservation Task Force. http://hdl.handle.net/1808/166

Selected Work

Achievement of a Dream: the Birth of the University of Kansas, Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Free Speech in America: The Wilcox Collection at 50, Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

James Naismith’s Life and Legacy, Celebrating 150 Years
http://liblamp.vm.ku.edu/omeka/exhibits/show/naismith150
. 2011 - Present

Trails West, Kansas and the Oregon Connection, Kansas Collection, Spencer Research Library. 1993

Against the Tide! Literature of Protest drawn from the Wilcox Collection of Contemporary Political Movements, Main Exhibition Hall, Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas. 1990 - 1990

Selected Presentations

Baker, W., Liebl, B. & Schulte, R. (10/25/2016). More Objects than Expertise: A Collaborative Housing and Access Project. Mountain Plains Museum Association 2016 Conference. Oklahoma City, OK

Schulte, R. & Schmitz, S. (08/05/2016). Curating the Controversial. Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA

Schulte, R. (05/19/2006). Archiving the Right, the Wilcox Collection at the University of Kansas. Presentation, International GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender) Archives, Libraries, Museums, and Special Collections Conference, University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, MN

Schulte, R. (08/22/2003). From the Left to the Right: Documenting Political Extremes in the 21st Century. Presentation, Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting. Los Angeles

Schulte, R., Williams, S. & Clement, R. (06/12/2002). When Worlds Collide. Presentation, 2002 RBMS Pre-Conference, Rare Books and Manuscript Section, American Library Association. Atlanta

Schulte, R. (05/31/2001). Filling in the Margins: Documenting Extreme Social History. Presentation, Midwest Archives Conference. Minneapolis, MN

Schulte, R. (07/06/2000). Collecting the Web. Seminar, 2000 RBMS Pre-conference, Rare Books and Manuscript Section, American Library Association. Chicago


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