Exterior of the Easton Collection Center


Melissa Lawton, Archivist

Melissa has worked in museum archives and libraries for over ten years and joined MNA as Archivist in 2018 after completing an internship in 2012-2013. Her interest in human history began at an early age and after deciding archaeologist wasn’t her dream job after all, she turned to archives and libraries as a career to serve as a steward of the documentary record. She has a BA in Anthropology and History from the University of South Dakota and MS in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archival Studies from Drexel University. Prior to joining MNA as staff she worked Sharlot Hall Museum and History Colorado, and has experience in university and public libraries.

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