Rebecca Petersen May

Rebecca Petersen May
Public Services Archivist
Special Collections & Archives
American Ethnic Studies


  • Petersen, Rebecca. (2015). Big Web, Small Staff: Web Archiving with Limited Resources. Archival Outlook. #
  • Petersen, Rebecca, Gilbertson, Kevin, & Fansler, Craig. (2014). The Missing Link: Observations on the Evolution of a Web Archive. Journal of the Society of North Carolina Archivists, 11(1).


  • Petersen, Rebecca. (2014, June). Planning for the Future, Living in the Past. Retrofit: Exploring Space, Place, and the Artifact in Special Collections, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Johnson, Vicki, & Petersen, Rebecca. (2013, October). We The People: Creating a More Perfect Archive. Tri-State Archivists' Conference, Greenville, SC (Furman University).
  • Fansler, Craig, & Petersen, Rebecca. (2013, October). Clarence Herbert New: A Man of Extremes. Prepared in Mind and Resources: Collaboration, Relevance, and the Re-Imagined Archives, Furman University, Greenville, SC.
  • Fansler, Craig, & Petersen, Rebecca. (2013, August). Clarence Herbert New: A Man of Extremes. Archives 2013, New Orleans, LA.
  • Mulder, Megan, & Petersen, Rebecca. (2013, June). Poster session: Hidden Treasures: The Max and Gertrude Hoffmann Papers. Annual conference of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of Association of College and Research Libraries, Minneapolis, MN.

Committees & Offices Held

  • Society of North Carolina Archivists, Nominations Committee Chair. (May 1, 2016 - Present).
  • Society of North Carolina Archivists, President. (May 01, 2015 - Present).
  • Society of North Carolina Archivists, Vice President and Program Chair. (May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015).
  • SNCA Archives Week Committee, Chair. (September 1, 2011 - March 1, 2014).
  • SNCA Archives Week Committee, Member. (April 1, 2010 - September 1, 2011).

Note: Above is a selection of Rebecca’s professional activity.