Staff Directory

Rachael Acheson

Assistant University Archivist

515 294-6676

As Assistant University Archivist, Rachael curates and manages documentation of student life, experiences, organizations, and activism on campus. She also oversees the University Archives web archiving system in addition to various other duties, such as teaching classes, writing blog posts, curating exhibits, helping staff the reading room desk, and assisting with various outreach endeavors.

She joined SCUA in 2018 after working for University of Northern Iowa as a Special Collections and University Archives Librarian immediately following grad school. She completed her BA in English with minors in Music (Harp Performance) and French at Hillsdale College and her masters degrees in English (MA) and Library and Information Science (MLIS) at the University of South Carolina – Columbia, during which time she also taught freshmen rhetoric and composition classes as a graduate instructor.


Greg Bailey

University Archivist

515 294-4216

Greg serves as the University Archivist and is responsible for the collecting and managing of the records of Iowa State University that have enduring historical significance. These records include Administrative Units, Faculty and Staff Papers, and Alumni Papers, as well as committee files, university reports, and university publications. Prior to coming to ISU, Greg was the University Archivist and Clements Curator at Texas A&M University from 2014-2019, and he served as University Archivist and Records Manager from 2011-2014 at Stephen F. Austin University. 

Greg majored in History with Political Science and Geography minors at Eastern Illinois University. He holds an MLS with a concentration in Archives and Records Management from Indiana University – Bloomington. 


Amy Bishop

Rare Books and Manuscripts Archivist

515 294-8807

As Rare Books and Manuscripts Archivist, Amy oversees two major collections areas that make up the "Special Collections" part of Special Collections and University Archives. She curates the Rare Books Collection by making new purchases and evaluating donations. She also develops the Manuscripts Collections, by reaching out to people and organizations whose lives and work tell stories that broaden our understanding of the human experience and who may wish to donate their personal/family papers or organizational records to the Special Collections and University Archives. She also contributes to efforts to engage users with the collections through library instruction, blog posts, exhibitions, reference work, and community outreach.

Amy has served as Rare Books and Manuscripts Archivist since 2015. She holds an MSLIS with a Certificate in Special Collections from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a BA in English from Northland College. She has served on committees with the Midwest Archives Conference, the Society of American Archivists, and the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.


A.L. Carson

Processing Archivist

515 294-3325

Part of the processing team, Carson joined Special Collections and University Archives in 2019. As a Processing Archivist, they work to make collections available to researchers at ISU and around the world, arranging and describing physical and digital materials according to local methods and professional best practices. Carson earned their MSIS from the University of Texas, with endorsements of specialization in digital archives and digital collections design.


Olivia Garrison

Reference Coordinator

515 294-7866

Olivia is the reference coordinator and joined SCUA in 2017.  In her role, she is responsible for answering the majority of reference questions and ushering photoduplication, AV, and image request orders through the system.  She loves to connect patrons to the sources and information they are looking for.  Olivia also assists in coordinating the schedule and services in the reading room. Olivia earned a BA in history and political science from the University of Iowa and an MLIS from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.


Rosalie Gartner

Lead Processing Archivist

515 294-9527

Rosalie has served as the Lead Processing Archivist since joining Iowa State University in 2017. In her position, she is responsible for arrangement and description of all collections, regardless of format. She implements standards and methodologies to make collections available to researchers and manage collections as effectively as possible. 

Prior to joining ISU, Rosalie worked in the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections as an archivist and records manager.  She received her MS in Library Science with a concentration in Archives Management from Simmons College (now Simmons University). She has been active with the Midwest Archives Conference, the Society of American Archivists, and formerly the New England Archivists.


Daniel Hartwig

Head, Special Collections and University Archives

515 294-8270

As head of SCUA, Daniel provides direction and vision, develops strategic planning, and provides the support for staff and programs to flourish. Prior to coming to ISU, Daniel was the University Archivist at Stanford University from 2010-2019, where, among other things, he led several efforts aimed at enhancing access to archives, including large-scale digitization projects, community oral history projects, and crowdsourcing projects. From 2006-2010, he served as Records Services Archivist at Yale University, and, from 2004-2006, Archivist and Digital Projects Developer at Ball State University. 

Daniel double majored in History and Philosophy at the University of Iowa. He holds an MA in History and Philosophy of Science from Indiana University--Bloomington and an MLIS with a concentration in archives from the University of Wisconsin--Madison. Daniel currently serves on the Society of American Archivists (SAA)’s Membership Committee, as well as Key Contacts and Mentoring Subcommittees.



Kahlee Leingang

Processing Archivist


Kahlee is a processing archivist and joined SCUA in 2019. She helps preserve and make collections accessible though the arrangement and description of physical and digital materials. She received a MA in Public History from North Carolina State University, and an MLS with a concentration in archives and records management from the University of North Carolina. She is a member of Society of American Archivists, National Council on Public History, Midwest Archives Conference, and the Consortium of Iowa Archivists. 


Matt Schuler

Library Assistant II

515 294-0048

Matt has worked for Special Collections and University Archives since 2006 and has been involved with collections processing, working with student employees, and managing the storage room where the department’s materials are kept.  He has been employed by Iowa State since 1999.  Matt graduated from Iowa State in 1998 with a BA in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in history and sociology.


Rachel Seale

Outreach Archivist

515 294-5311

As outreach archivist, Rachel coordinates instruction and programming for SCUA. Programming includes but is not limited to exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and film screenings.  She also oversees SCUA’s public services. Rachel has a BA in English from Arizona State University and an MLIS with an Archives concentration from Simmons University.

Rachel is an active member of the Society of American Archivists and is a member of the Midwest Archives Conference, Iowa Consortium of Archivists, and the Asian/Pacific American Libraries Association. Rachel also coordinates events, social networking, and professional development opportunities for members of the ISU Asian American and Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Association and participated in ISU's Cardinal Women program during its inaugural semester.