Kate Dietrick, she/her/hers Archivist

Kate, a white woman with brown shoulder length hair, wearing a black dress with a white peter pan collar
Position title
Archivist, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives; Processing Archivist, Central Processing
Libraries department
Archives and Special Collections


Kate has been the Archivist for the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives since March 2013. Before starting at the University of Minnesota, Kate resided in New York City for five years working with art museum archives, including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.


Masters of Information and Library Science, Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY : Archives Certificate, Museum Libraries Certificate

Bachelor of Arts, St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN : History, Women's Studies

Service to Professional Organizations

Webmaster, Midwest Archives Conference, 2020 - present

Communications Officer, Twin Cities Archives Roundtable, 2015 - 2019

Selected Presentations & Publications

“A Long and Twisted Road: The Journey from EAD to ArchivesSpace Implementation at the University of Minnesota,” co-authored with Caitlin Marineau and Lara Friedman-Shedlov. Taylor and Francis: Journal of Archival Organization 13, 2018.

"Setting the Stage and Keeping Sane: Implementing ArchivesSpace at the University of Minnesota," co-authored with Lisa Calahan. Taylor and Francis: Journal of Archival Organization 13, 2018.