Glynn Edwards

Assistant Director, Department of Special Collections

As the Assistant Director I focus primarily on the Born-Digital Program & Collection Services division for the Department of Special Collections which takes in over 2,000 rare books and 350 new manuscript collections (averaging 2,000 linear feet) each year. In addition, I run the ePADD Project which continues to develop an email archiving and delivery tool.


  • MLIS, Archives Management, Simmons College
  • MA, History, Simmons College
  • AB, Classics, Brown University

Professional activities 

Society of American Archivists (SAA)

Society of California Archivists (SCA)

American Library Association (ALA), ACRL & RBMS (Rare Book and Manuscripts Section)

Pacific Center for Book Arts (PCBA)

Northern California Technical Processes Group (NCTPG)

Selected Publications 

"The Future of Email Archives: A Report from the Task Force on Technical Approaches for Email Archives," CLIR, August 2018.

"Capturing and Processing Born-Digital Files in the STOP AIDS Project Records: A Case Study," Journal of Western Archives, 2013; 4 (1)

AIMS Born-Digital Collections: An Inter-Institutional Model for Stewardship, January 2012. (AIMS Project received an NDSA Innovation Award, 2012)

Hobson, Charles, Glynn Edwards, and Becky Fischbach. Experiments In Navigation: The Art of Charles Hobson. Stanford, CA: Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries. (Exhibit catalog received a Loeb Award from ALA, 2009)

Edwards, Glynn, "Born-Digital Material at Stanford," SAA Technology and Science Newsletter, summer 2010. 

More about me 

I came to Stanford in 2006 from the Schlesinger Library for the History of Women, Radcliffe Institute, at Harvard University.