Bon voyage, Presley!

February 23, 2022
Josh Schneider
Presley Hubschmitt and family

It is with mixed emotions that we will bid farewell to Presley Hubschmitt, who is leaving Stanford Libraries in mid-March to begin a position as Processing Archivist at the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, her alma mater. She will be splitting her time between the Regatta facility in Richmond and the Berkeley campus. Her passion for her work and her fabulous sense of humor will be greatly missed. We are sad to lose our dear colleague, but happy that she will be working so close to her home.

Presley has worked for Special Collections since February 2019. Her first position at Stanford was on a two-year appointment as Processing Archivist at Newark, where she joined Jenny Johnson in processing University Archives collections that were estimated to take several years in a matter of months. She followed up that impressive performance by processing a variety of Archives collections at SAL from April-August 2019, including the Patrick Suppes papers (150 linear ft.). She also assisted in processing several large collections for Manuscripts, including the Stauffer Chemical Company records with Gurudarshan Khalsa (180 linear ft.), and the Egyptian movie poster collection (230 linear ft.).

In September 2019, Presley took on the role of Processing Archivist for University Archives. In the wake of several staff departures, she also temporarily took on accessioning responsibilities, which she carried out with aplomb until our new Assistant University Archivist, Hanna Ahn, joined us in March 2020.

As Processing Archivist, before and during COVID, Presley has processed dozens of collections and hundreds of linear feet of material, including the William C. Dement papers and John R. Rickford papers.

In addition to supervising and mentoring several of our student employees, Presley has served on hiring committees for the Stanford Archives and the Archives of Recorded Sound, and has also led the Archives' recent work in support of the Libraries’ Aeon implementation.

Please join us in recognizing Presley's many accomplishments, and congratulating her on her new appointment!