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Margaret Kidd

Access and Electronic Records Archivist

Assistant Professor
Tompkins-McCaw Library, TML Special Collections and Archives

(804) 828-3152
Tompkins-McCaw Library, Room 1-030


  • M.S. Information Science, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 2013
  • M.A. American History, University of Richmond, 2007
  • B.A. History, Emory & Henry College, 1998
  • Digital Archives Specialist Certificate, 2016

Previous professional experience

  • Senior Project Archivist, Virginia Historical Society, 2007-2010
  • Library Clerk, Virginia Historical Society, 2005-2007

Selected presentations

  • Kidd, M., McDaniel E. (2014) We are not hiding so why can't you find us? Attracting users to Special Collections and Archives. Presented at VLA Annual Conference.
  • Kidd, M. (2013). True single search: The good, the bad and the ugly. Presented at MARAC Spring Conference.
  • Kidd, M., McDaniel E., Roach, J. (2012). MLS 2.0: Earning a Master’s in library science in an online program. Presented at 2012 VLA Paraprofessional Conference.

Selected publications

  • Kidd, M. (2015). The war justified. Heritage Scholarly Bulletin, vol. 41 no. 1 spring.
  • Kidd, M. (2013). Sunday does not come in camp. Heritage Scholarly Bulletin, fall issue.
  • Kidd, M. (2013). Confessions of a local arrangements co-chair. Mid-Atlantic Archivist, vol. 42 no. 1 winter.
  • Kidd, M. (2013). Call me Katie. Virginia Historical Society blog.
  • Kidd, M. (2013). Sins of a nation: Virginia Methodists and the civil war. Heritage Scholarly Bulletin, spring issue.


  • Kidd, M. & McClung, S. (2013). Sketchy medicine: Comics and graphic novels as medical narrative. Tompkins-McCaw Library.

Selected VCU Libraries service

  • Professional Development Committee
  • Faculty Senate, First Alternate

Professional organizations

  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference
  • Society of American Archivists
  • Virginia Heritage, Outreach 

Research interests

  • Religious history; women's history 

Community activities

  • Publication Committee, Heritage Scholarly Bulletin 
  • Caretakers of God's Creation (a ministry of the United Methodist Church), Board Member
  • Emory & Henry College Alumni Board 


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Richmond, VA 23284-2033
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