Galvin named fellow of the Society of American Archivists
Edward L. Galvin, director of archives and records management at Syracuse University, was inducted as a 2009 fellow of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) at the Austin, Texas, joint annual meeting of SAA and the Council of State Archivists. The distinction is awarded for outstanding contributions to the archives profession. Founded in 1936, SAA is North America’s oldest and largest national archival professional association.
Galvin began his career as a genealogical researcher in 1975 as co-founder and first archivist of the Winchester Archival Center in Winchester, Mass. He also served as archivist for the MITRE Corporation, archivist for the New York State Archives and Records Management Administration, and archivist and records manager for the Aerospace Corp., before joining SU in 1995.
At SU, Galvin has made the University Archives an integral information center for students, faculty, alumni and the general public, expanding the Archives website to more than 750 pages of information on the history of SU, establishing an exhibition program, and starting newsletters for both the Archives and Records Management Programs. As University archivist, Galvin stewards the Pan Am 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives. Established at SU in 1990, the collection makes its materials available for research and provides a place to personalize the SU students whose lives were lost. The collection expanded in 2006 to include all 270 victims. In 2008, Galvin was honored with the Keeping the Spirit Alive Award from the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103 for his work and dedication in documenting the victims of Pan Am Flight 103.
Galvin earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and English and a master’s degree in historical agencies and administration, both from Northeastern University.