American University in Cairo
Stephen Urgola has been University Archivist at the American University in Cairo since 2001, where he manages the university’s historic records, records management program, and collections of primary sources in the Rare Books and Special Collections Library. He has been coordinating various aspects of AUC’s University on the Square: Documenting Egypt’s 21st Century Revolution project, especially its oral history efforts, since 2011. Before coming to Egypt he held positions with the University Archives of Columbia University in New York City and the Archives of the Jesuit Province of New England at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester Massachusetts, and served a year-long archives fellowship at Duke University’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library in Durham, North Carolina. He holds a masters degree and certificate in archival management from New York University and an undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross.
Interests: Archives, history, scholarly communication
- Building oral history collections through collaborations between archives and scholars
- Not set in stone: Archiving the web at AUC and beyond
- Bridging spaces through a map collection project: Synchronizing physical processing, print cataloguing, digitization, and metadata creation at AUC libraries