Preservation and the Future in the Northwest: A Conversation with Archivists and Librarians


  • Ashlyn Velte Archivist, University of Idaho Library
  • Dulce Kersting Executive Director, Latah County Historical Society, Moscow, ID
  • Lorena O’English
  • Erin Passehl-Stoddart
  • Rick Stoddart associate professor and education librarian at the University of Idaho


The theme for this current issue of PNLA Quarterly is Preservation and the Future. This article ad-dresses that topic in the form of a conversation with professionals in archives and libraries in Idaho and Washington that have a stake in the preservation, access, and future of library collections and historical materials in the Northwest. These perspectives offer points-of-view from an academic library, county historical society, and university special collections.