Welcome Hanna Ahn!

March 14, 2021
Josh Schneider
Hanna Ahn
We are very happy to welcome our new Assistant University Archivist, Hanna Ahn! Hanna comes to us from Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) in Chicago, IL, where she most recently served as the University Archivist.

In addition to managing the operations and activities of the NEIU Archives, Hanna also developed key partnerships to promote notable archival holdings. Hanna proposed and coordinated the digitization of the recordings of the Japanese Internment Redress hearings held at NEIU in 1981. These recordings were recently featured in the PBS documentary series Asian Americans. She also secured a grant from the Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board to digitize the Luis V. Gutiérrez Congressional Archives, NEIU’s first congressional collection.

Before becoming NEIU's University Archivist, Hanna coordinated and oversaw the operation and activities of the Government Information and Periodicals departments.

In her new role, Hanna will be responsible for collection management and accessioning, as well as furthering Stanford Archives' engagement with historically marginalized university community members.

Hanna holds an MLIS and a BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and she is a member of SAA and Beta Phi Mu, the international LIS honor society.

Hanna writes, “I am especially interested in the relationship between archives and social memory, the promotion of diversity and inclusion within the archival record, and the management and preservation of information resources.”

Relocating to California after many years in the Midwest, Hanna and her husband look forward to enjoying the milder climate and varied topography via long walks and slow runs.