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Bethany G. Anderson is the Natural and Applied Sciences Archivist and Assistant Professor in the University Archives at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is also a PhD candidate in the History of Science at UIUC. Her research focuses on the history of anthropology and recordkeeping, cybernetics, computational approaches to archives, and women and gender in STEM. Anderson holds a bachelor of arts in Anthropology from the University of Michigan, a master of arts in Near Eastern Art and Archaeology from the University of Chicago, and a master of science in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.

Grants

Anderson, Bethany G., Kristen Allen Wilson, and Mary Ton. 2024-2026. "No Longer at the Margins: A Digital Project to Amplify Access to the Archives of Women in Science." Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Foundations grant program. $60,000.

Anderson, Bethany G. “Democratizing Science for Women: A Digital Domestic Science Project.” Funded by the University of Illinois Campus Research Board. $20,948. 

Anderson, Bethany G., Christopher J. Prom, and Jenny L. Davis, 2021-2024. “Doris Duke Native American Oral History Revitalization Project.” Funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. $196,000.

Anderson, Bethany G. and Kristen Allen Wilson, 2020-2021. “History in the Making: A Women in the Sciences Lecture Series and Preservation Project.” Funded by the University of Illinois Library Innovation Fund. $10,000.

Anderson, Bethany G., Christopher J. Prom, Kevin Hamilton, and Mark Sammons, 2017-2018. “The Cybernetics Thought Collective: A History of Science and Technology Portal Project.” Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Foundations grant program. $49,973.

Anderson, Bethany G., 2017-2018. “From Margin to Center: Reframing the History of Women in Computing and Information Technology through Oral Histories.” Funded by the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) History Committee. $4,000.

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