Release Date: January 25, 2007
City of San Antonio Communications Office: 207-7234


City Clerk appoints first Archivist

The City of San Antonio has appointed Amanda Carvell as the City Archivist. In her role, Carvell will work to identify the City’s Historic Records and will preserve, protect, restore and create finding aids to make the records available to citizens, historians and educators.

“I am so pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda Carvell as the City’s first Archivist,” said Leticia Vacek, City Clerk. “The Mayor and Council Members should be commended for their support of this initiative. They understand the importance of preserving San Antonio’s History.”

Carvell joined the City in July 2005 as Librarian for the San Antonio Public Library’s Texana/Genealogy Department where she manages the manuscript collections, helps research Texas history and assists library patrons with tracing their genealogy.

She holds a Master of Science in Information with emphasis in Archives and Records Management from the University of Michigan, School of Information. Carvell obtained her Bachelor of Arts with High Honors in French and Francophone Studies also from the University of Michigan. She studied abroad at the Universite de Lausanne in Switzerland. In February 2005, Carvell served as Archives Intern at the National Security Archives at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and as Photo Archives Intern at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.


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