Linnea Anderson is the Archivist of the Social Welfare History Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries. She has an M.A. in History and Certificate in Archival Management from the New York University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of History and Archival Management Program, as well as a B.A. in History and B.A. in Theater from St Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. Anderson has worked at the Social Welfare History Archives since 2002, when she was hired as the assistant archivist. Previously, she worked at the Columbia University Archives in New York, as assistant archivist and then assistant director. She helped to plan and establish the first formal archives at the nearly 250-year-old institution. While living in New York, she was also a consultant to archives and historical societies for the New York State Documentary Heritage Program. Prior to becoming an archivist, Linnea Anderson was a museum educator at the South Street Seaport Museum in New York, NY where, among other responsibilities, she developed and presented student workshops in New York Harbor on board a 19th century historic vessel.