Colleen Hoelscher

Archivist and Collections Librarian
Full-Time Faculty
Libraries: Operations

  • Location: Roesch Library 304A
  • Phone: 937-229-1347
  • Email: Contact


Colleen is the Archivist and Collections librarian for the U.S. Catholic Special Collection. In this position, she preserves and organizes historical documents, photographs, and other materials related to American Catholic history. Colleen also assists researchers, faculty members, and students using the U.S. Catholic Special Collection.


  • B.A., University of Notre Dame (2007)
  • M.L.S., Simmons College (2010)
  • M.A., Simmons College (2011)

Professional Activities

  • Society of American Archivists
  • Miami Valley Archives Roundtable

Research Interests

  • Collective memory
  • Gender and archives

Selected Publications

Mahoney, Colleen. “‘She is a Catholic and Believes in Woman Suffrage’: Conflicts of Identity in the Margaret Brent Suffrage Guild of Boston.” New England Historical Association. Salem State College, Salem, MA. 17 April 2010. Conference presentation.