Johnson Hired as New University Archivist

Leith Johnson

Leith Johnson was hired as Olin Library’s new university archivist and he will begin the new position on May 14.

Johnson is returning to Wesleyan from the Knights of Columbus in New Haven, Conn. where he holds the position of multimedia archivist. From 2007 to 2009, he was the project archivist for the William Manchester Papers in Wesleyan’s Special Collections and Archives, and he was the associate curator (later co-curator) of Wesleyan’s Cinema Archives from 1990 to 2007.

Johnson holds a M.L.S. from Southern Connecticut State University and a M.A. in history, Certificate in Public History and Archival Management, and B.A. in American history (cum laude) from the University of Connecticut.

Anne Ostendarp has served as interim assistant university archivist since September 2011.