Anne Cuyler Salsich


  • Associate Archivist


  • MLIS, library and information science, Kent State University, 2007
  • MA, public history, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1991
  • BA, art history, Portland State University, 1983


Anne Cuyler Salsich is the associate archivist at the Oberlin College Archives. Prior to receiving the MLIS and her appointment at Oberlin in 2008, Salsich was a public historian for history museums, the Wolfsonian-Florida International University, and St. Lawrence University’s Brush Art Gallery. In her present position she has processed and written finding guides for Oberlin College’s architectural records, artworks and objects, photographic materials, audiovisual media, and administrative records and personal papers. Salsich’s most recent processing projects, for which the finding guides are online from the Archives website, are the papers of the late Professor of History Geoffrey Blodgett, and Oberlin College Research Associate Marlene Dheal Merrill.

Salsich has collaborated on or served as sole curator for four digital exhibitions and nine digital collections, some with faculty, students and the Oberlin Heritage Center. In her service to the archival profession, Salsich served on the annual conference host committee for the Society of American Archivists (SAA), and was the chair of a conference session on teaching with objects in archives and special collections. She was the editor of the newsletter of the Visual Materials Section of SAA, and is currently on the editorial board of Archival Issues for the Midwest Archives Conference. She and her colleagues in Archives mentor student assistants and interns, help them discern their career paths and serve as references. Many of the students go on to graduate work in library science, archives, or subject master’s programs, and count their work in the Archives as one of the more influential experiences for their later work.