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Thomas Sommer

University Archivist
Special Collections and University Archives
Collection Strategies and Services
2208 Hornbake Library
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Tom Sommer has over 18 years of experience working within the archival and library fields ranging from his work as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Western History Collections at the University of Oklahoma to his tenure as a University and Technical Services Archivist – Associate Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).  His archival accomplishments include completing a multi-year project to intellectually and physically organize the UNLV University Archives.  He also promoted the University Archives by developing and maintaining a comprehensive University Archives site within the UNLV Special Collections website.  His scholarship focuses on the archival topics of discovery, access and mentoring.  His service includes being elected to the Society of American Archivists’ College and University Archives Section Steering Committee as well as being elected and appointed to various university, regional, and national committees.

Research Subjects:

  • Intercollegiate Athletics
  • University of Maryland History

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