Sara Davis - Wyoming State Archivist
Sara Davis took on the role as the Wyoming State Archivist in September 2022. Prior to coming to the State Archives, Sara was the university archivist for the University of Wyoming at the American Heritage Center. Before that, she worked as a digital archivist/project manager for the National Association of Olmsted Parks in partnership with the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Sara is a Cheyenne native with an A.A. in music from LCCC, two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Wyoming (one in humanities and fine arts and the other in English with a minor in psychology) and a Master of Science in Library Science with a specialization in Archives Management from Simmons University. She also holds a Digital Archives Specialist Certification from the Society of American Archivists. Sara served as the chair of the Society of American Archivists Digital Archives Specialist Subcommittee from August 2021-September 2022, and was awarded the 2022 Mark A. Greene Emerging Leader Award from the Society of American Archivists.
Sara's goals are to increase accessibility, preservation, and management of historic documents and vital records; and to create an inclusive, accurate, and comprehensive record of all the people who have been part of Wyoming and its ever evolving landscape. Being part of the Wyoming State Archives provides an opportunity to work with the community and our government to ensure that we can save evidence of a time, place, people, and event for current and future generations. Archives help us understand where we came from and can influence how we determine to move forward.