Trudy Huskamp Peterson
(born January 25, 1945) was
the Acting Archivist of
the United States
from March 25, 1993 to May 29, 1995.
her B.S. in English and history from Iowa State
University in 1967, and a Ph.D. in
History from the University of
Iowa in 1975 and gained
certification from the Academy of Certified Archivists in
Peterson joined the National Archives, becoming Assistant Archivist in 1987 and Acting
Archivist in 1993.
She has been a consulting archivist since
Actively involved in the many archival organizations, Peterson
served a term as Society
of American Archivists
President, 1990–1991; on its Council,
1984–1987; and on the editorial board of The American
, 1978–1981. She was also Vice-President of the
, 1993–1995, and Vice-Chair of its Commission on
Program Support, 1996–2000.
- Peterson, Trudy Huskamp. Final Acts: A Guide to Preserving
the Records of Truth Commissions. Washington, D.C.: Woodrow
Wilson Center Press; Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press,
- Peterson, Trudy Huskamp, editor. Farmers, Bureaucrats, and
Middlemen: Historical Perspectives on American Agriculture.
Washington, D.C.: Howard University Press, 1980.
- Peterson, Trudy Huskamp. "The Gift and the Deed" The
American Archivist 42 (1979): 61-6.
- Archivists of the United States,