Drew Adan

he/him/his Archivist Librarian III


4700 Holmes Avenue
M. Louis Salmon Library
Room 222
Huntsville, AL 35805
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Drew Adan is an archivist at the M. Louis Salmon Library of the University of Alabama in
Huntsville. Before coming to UAH, Drew worked for ten years in the Yale University library
system at the Lillian Goldman Law Library and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript
Library. Drew holds an MLIS from Simmons School of Library and Information Science
and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in History from UAH.

Curriculum Vitae



  • Master of Arts, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Expected completion 2023
  • Master of Library and Information Science, Simmons University, 2014
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sewanee: The University of the South, 2007


  • Archival Arrangement and Description
  • UAH Campus History
  • Oral History

Recent Publications

  • Adan, D. (Forthcoming 2022). "Space City USA: Theme Park of the South that Failed to Launch" In NASA and the American South. Book chapter.

  • Adan, D. (2022). "Binary Blitzkrieg: Nazi Representation in Video Games" Popular Culture Association National Conference. Online presentation.

  • Gibbons, C., Kaparos, S., Grimsley, R., Adan, D., and Morris, W. (2021) “Frances C. Roberts: Her Life and Legacy.” Traveling exhibit.

  • Adan, D. (2019, March). "Space City USA: Theme Park of the South that Failed to Launch" NASA in the South Symposium. Huntsville, AL: NASA and The University of Alabama in Huntsville. Presentation.

  • Adan, D. (2018, March). "Preserving Oral History: A Collaborative Approach to Processing Obsolete Media" To Boldly Preserve: Archiving for the Next Half-Century of Space Flight. College Park, MD: American Institute of Physics. Presentation.