Welcoming New Archivists to the Cathedral and the Diocese

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MAY 12, 2022

The cathedral extends a warm welcome to our archives intern for the spring quarter, Eve Kausch, and to the new Diocesan Archivist, Erik Bauer. Together they are taking up the formidable task of organizing over a century’s worth of files documenting the cathedral’s history.

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Eve Kausch is a graduate student in the Master of Library and Information Science program at the University of Washington. They are primarily interested in working in archives, especially those which engage with ideas of social justice and identity. Prior to moving to Seattle, Eve lived in New York, where they studied Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Barnard College and worked at the Barnard Center for Research on Women. They grew up in the Episcopal Church and are enjoying learning about the history of Saint Mark's through the archives.

Erik Bauer is the new Archivist for the Diocese of Olympia (replacing retiring archivist Diane Wells), as well as the new Saint Mark's Cathedral Archivist. We are lucky that he will be working in the archives at Saint Mark’s one day every week, usually on Fridays. He is originally from the Chicago area, and lifelong White Sox fan. He completed a Bachelor of Special Studies in history and English from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. He moved with his wife and two cats to Salem, Massachusetts in 2010, where Erik would earn his MA in History from Salem State University and he and his wife would have a son. While living in Massachusetts, Erik was the archivist at the Peabody Institute Library in Peabody and archives manager at the Haverhill Public Library. During the pandemic Erik earned his Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Erik and his family moved to the Pacific Northwest and settled in Port Orchard in 2020..

The Cathedral Archives were established in 2020 thanks to a generous gift by The Rev. Canon Pat Taylor, given to the glory of God and in memory of her husband, Dr. Jim Taylor. Learn more about the creation of the Cathedral Archives here.

Update: An earlier version failed to note that Erik has a joint appointment, serving as both diocesan and cathedral archivist. 

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