Reagan Grimsley

he/him/his Head of Special Collections and Archives Librarian III


4700 Holmes Avenue
M. Louis Salmon Library
Room 343A
Huntsville, AL 35805
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Reagan Grimsley is a native of Mississippi and has over twenty years of experience in higher education as both an archival administrator and educator. He currently leads the UAH Archives and Special Collections unit and teaches archival classes part-time in the UAH History Department. His research areas include the history of Alabama and Mississippi, archival studies, library science, museum studies, oral history, and public history.  

He is an advocate of the study abroad experience and hopes to lead future trips to the United Kingdom that will allow students to explore archives, cultural sites, libraries, and museums in that country. Grimsley believes digital scholarship, such as digital humanities, are key to preparing a new generation of scholars and is working to establish a digital scholarship lab in the Salmon Library to meet this need. Grimsley is active in promoting history education, and has recently participated in K-12 teacher training via the Alabama History Institutes and Alabama History Day workshops.


  • ABD for the PhD in History, Georgia State University, graduation TBD
  • MLIS, Library and Information Science, The University of Southern Mississippi, 2000
  • MA, History, The University of Southern Mississippi, 2000
  • BS, History, The University of Southern Mississippi, 1992


  • Archives
  • LAMS (Libraries, Archives, Museums)
  • Oral history
  • Digital humanities

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