Greg Bailey joins Iowa State as the University Archivist

Greg Bailey joined Iowa State on November 4 as the new University Archivist. Bailey comes to us from the Cushing Library at Texas A&M University, College Station, where he served as University Archivist and Clements Curator for five years. As University Archivist, Bailey was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the university archives and related collections and served as the primary spokesperson for Texas A&M history. As curator of the William P. Clements, Jr. Collection, he was responsible for the papers of the two-term governor.

Prior to his time at Texas A&M, Bailey was the University Archivist and Records Manager at Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, for three years. Bailey received his BA in history with minors in geography and political science from Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, and his MLIS with a specialization in archives and records management from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Bailey’s professional contributions include service to the Society of American Archivists’ College and University Archivist Section Steering Committee, as well as SAA’s Mentoring Sub-Committee. He served as the Vice Chair of the Brazos County Historical Commission, which works to ensure the preservation of historic buildings, sites, artifacts, documents and other important pieces of Texas history. In addition, Bailey served as the Vice Chair of Brazos County World War I Centennial Committee and was the lead contact of the Bryan/College Station area for the Texas World War I Centennial Commemoration.

In his free time, Bailey enjoys playing soccer and riding his motorcycle. Welcome to the Cyclone family, Greg!