Mark Peterson

Head Archivist


Mark trained to be a medieval historian at the University of Wisconsin, but along the way, worked in a number of archives and law libraries with files and collections. After he decided not to become a teacher, Mark attended the University of North Carolina to study to be a Special Collections Librarian. He worked with rare books at the medical school of Washington University in St. Louis and then James Madison University, where he learned about managing archives. Much of Mark's work at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library involves directing the processing and description that is done on its archives. Originally from Minnesota, Mark has lived in Oregon, Wisconsin, Germany, Hungary, North Carolina, and Virginia.

Contact Mark at:

540-885-0897 ext. 105