California Historical Records Advisory Board


Board Member Biographies

Nancy Zimmelman Lenoil

Nancy Zimmelman Lenoil has been an archivist with the California State Archives since 1987. She was appointed State Archivist in February 2006, the first woman to be State Archivist in California history.

She is a Certified Archivist and member of the Academy of Certified Archivists. She was recently elected a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists, the highest honor given by the Society, for her outstanding contributions to the archival profession. She is a member of the Society of American Archivists, the Society of California Archivists, the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA), and of CoSA, the Council of State Archivists.

She has a Master of Arts degree in History with Graduate Certificate in Archival Administration from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.


Lola Aguilar

Lola M. Aguilar is the Department Archivist for the California State Parks Archives located in Sacramento, where she has worked since 2010. She received her Bachelor of Arts in History and Master of Arts in Public History/Archives from California State University, Sacramento and is a member of the Society of California Archivists and the California Council for the Promotion of History. Before joining State Parks, she was the archivist for the City of Roseville.


Peter Blodgett

Peter J. Blodgett is the H. Russell Smith Foundation Curator of Western Historical Manuscripts at the Huntington Library, having received his bachelor's degree in American history from Bowdoin College and doctorate from Yale University. Since joining the Huntington Library's Manuscripts Department in 1985, he has been responsible for the acquisition, processing, exhibition and reference service of the library's rare original documents concerning the history of the trans–Mississippi West.

Active in a variety of professional organizations, Blodgett has spoken and written widely on national parks, tourism and recreation. A member of the Western History Association since 1985, he has delivered papers or chaired sessions at various annual conferences, has chaired various sections and committees for the Society of American Archivists, serves on the Advisory Board for the Research Collection, Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University, and in 2008 became the Executive Director of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association. He has received the Sustained Service Award from the Society of California Archivists (1999), the Award for Meritorious Performance from the California Council for the Promotion of History (2000), and the Frederic W. Beinecke Prize from the Yale University History Department for the best dissertation in the history of the American West (2007).


David Cismowski

Bio coming soon.


Charles Dyer

Charles Dyer is the Archive and Records Manager for the County of Tuolumne at the Carlo De Ferrari Archive. In addition, he has managed the partnership for the operation of the Tuolumne County Museum between the Museum Board of Governors and the County of Tuolumne.

He has been employed with the County of Tuolumne for 32 years; this is his third assignment with the county. He is very active with networking and building relationships with all the cultural resource centers in the Mother lode area as well as with the following professional and cultural organizations: California Preservation Program (CPP) and County Records Managers Association of California (CRMAC).

Charles has completed the course work of archival study by the Western Archives Institute 2001 in Salt Lake City, Utah which was administered by the California State Archives. In 2004, he completed the Introduction to Records and Information Management administered by ARMA. In 2005, he completed the, Basic Archives Training Course by American Association for State and Local History. In addition, Charles graduated with distinction from Columbia College with Associate Arts degree in liberal studies.


Nancy Enneking

Nancy Enneking is the Head of Institutional Records and Archives at the Getty Research Institute in the J. Paul Getty Trust. She has responsibility for all records management and institutional archives functions for each of the Getty's operating programs, namely the Conservation Institute, Foundation, Museum, Research Institute, and overarching Trust Administration. She is currently working on developing plans to manage the institutions born-digital records. Prior to her arrival at Getty in 2004, she spent 5 years as the Processing, Cataloging, and EAD Archivist at the Texas State Archives and previously worked at the Center for American History (University of Texas at Austin) and in the institutional archives at Johns Hopkins University.

Nancy has a BA in History, a MA in Egyptology from Johns Hopkins University, and a MLIS in Archives and Records Management from the University of Texas at Austin. She is on the Steering Committee of the SAA Archivist's Toolkit Roundtable and serves as an informal advisor for the OCLC Research born-digital project.


Gwen E. Granados

Gwen is currently the Director of Archival Operations at the National Archives in Riverside, a unit of the National Archives which holds Federal records from southern California, Arizona and Clark County, Nevada.

Gwen received her MA in History with a Public History emphasis from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. She has worked in a number of diverse archival settings including in University Special Collections at Northern Arizona University, with museum archives at the Museum of Northern Arizona and with the National Park Service at Nez Perce National Historical Park and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco. She joined the National Archives at Laguna Niguel (later Riverside) in 2004 as an archivist and became director of that unit in 2010.


Sue Hodson

Sara S. “Sue” Hodson is the curator of literary manuscripts for The Huntington Library, overseeing all British and American literary manuscripts, from the Renaissance to the present.

Sue earned her B.A. (with honors) and M.A. degrees in English from Whittier College and her M.L.S. from UCLA. She has spoken and published widely on literary and archival topics, especially privacy and confidentiality in modern manuscript collections. A past president of the Society of California Archivists, Sue is also active in the Society of American Archivists, including serving on the Council and as chair of the Publications Board.

Her honors include the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of California Archivists, and in 2004 she was elected a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists, the highest honor in the archival profession.

With Jeanne Campbell Reesman, Sue edited Jack London: One Hundred Years a Writer, a volume of scholarly essays published by The Huntington Press.


Paula Jabloner

Paula Jabloner is Director of Collections at the Computer History Museum. Paula participates in department strategic planning and development while directing the work of the collections staff engaged in acquisitions, preservation, and providing access to the Museum's Collections. She is currently directing the creation of the Museum’s first digital repository.


Patricia Johnson

Pat Johnson, Senior Archivist at The Center for Sacramento History (formerly the Sacramento Archives and Museum Collection Center), has served the center since 1995 and has been a member of the California Council for the Promotion of History since 1993. A native Californian, she received her B. A. and an M. A. in history from California State University, Sacramento where she focused her studies on western history and particularly California history. She received her archival training at both the State Archives and at the Center for Sacramento History. She did her M.A. thesis on former Sacramento Mayor, Anne Rudin's papers held at the archives. At the Center, Pat's duties include reference services, supervising student interns and volunteers, processing collections, conducting research in the collections, giving tours, doing outreach including workshops and seminars, preserving collections, and many other activities. She is a past president of the Society of California Archivists and remains actively involved with the society. She is also a member of the Society of American Archivists. In addition, Pat has taught the graduate level class in archives and manuscripts for the history department at California State University, Sacramento.


Ilona Koti

Ilona Koti is the founder of Crystalview Consulting Group an independent records and information management (RIM) consulting firm. Ilona has over 17 years of experience in libraries and records & information management (RIM). Ilona has worked on a multitude of RIM projects ranging from records assessments and taxonomy development to multi-million dollar electronic document management system (EDMS) implementations for corporate clients in software, bio-tech, manufacturing, oil & gas and non-profit sectors.


Ilona is a Certified Records Manager (CRM), certified Project Manager (PMP), Certified Document and Image Architec (CDIA+) and has a Masters of Library Science (MLS) and Masters of Information Management (MS IM) from Syracuse University. She has also written and published for ARMA International (Association for Records Managers & Administrators) to develop global training on electronic document management, audit/inventory and risk management & business continuity planning as well as document control integration issues. Ilona is very active within ARMA and sits on the GARP (Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Practices) Metrics Task Force and the HETF (Higher Education Task Force).


Rebecca L. Wendt

Rebecca L. Wendt has been an archivist at the California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State since 2001. At various times during her work at the State Archives she has been program lead for oral history, legislative records, and electronic records. Ms. Wendt has a B.A. in anthropology from the University of California, Davis and an MLIS from San Jose State University.


Claude Zachary

Claude Zachary is University Archivist and Manuscripts Librarian in the University of Southern California Libraries' Special Collections, where he has worked since 1998. He holds a BA from UC Santa Cruz and a Master of Library and Information Science, with an archival concentration, from UCLA, where he remains active in the Alumni Association. He has also been active in the Society of California Archivists since 1997, serving as president in 2005–2006, and in the Society of American Archivists since 1996, serving as chair of the College and University Archives Section, 2002–2004. He served on the executive committee of LA as Subject Archives Forum from 2000–2007. Zachary has co–authored several publications related to the architecture and history of USC and Los Angeles.


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