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Rebecca Kuske

Assistant Archivist and Records Officer

Phone 715/232-2300
Office 504 Robert S. Swanson Library and Learning Center

Responsibilities

Provides reference services for students, staff, faculty, and community researchers in the use of university and regional archival collections.  Serves as the campus Records Officer.

Education

  • MA Library and Information Science
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Madison, WI, 2019
  • BA History
    University of Wisconsin-Parkside
    Kenosha, WI, 2017

Publications and Research

  • Kuske, R. (2019). Intersecting histories: The story of her skin. Nyssa Chow. The Oral History Review, 1-2. 
  • Kuske, R. (2017). Ella Fitzgerald: Breaking Down Racial Barriers with Her Voice. O Say Can You See?: Stories from the National Museum of American History. https://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/ella-fitzgerald-voice.
  • Kuske, R. (2016). 4 Fascinating Examples of Civil War Humor. O Say Can You See?: Stories from the National Museum of American History. https://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/civil-war-humor.
  • Kuske, R. (2019). Recontextualizing and Demythologizing Archives: The Application of Social Theories to the Archival Praxis. Presented on the application of Queer Theory to Archival Description. Presented at the Society of American Archivists Annual Conference.
  • Kuske, R. (2018). Reaching for Diversity: A Look into the Outreach Capabilities of a Library and Information Studies Master’s Program. Poster presented at the Society of American Archivists Annual Conference.
  • Kuske, R. (2017). The Black Campus Movement in Wisconsin. Poster presented at the UW-System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity.

Professional Memberships

  • Midwest Archives Conference (MAC)
  • Society of American Archivists (SAA)

Hobbies

Rebecca enjoys fishing, reading, and walking her dog Xylo Ren.  She spends most of her free time, though, playing grass volleyball and coaching volleyball at the collegiate and club levels.