Kathryn Hammond Baker, 57, passed away November 17, 2015, after a prolonged illness. Since 2007 she served as deputy director of the Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Library, Harvard Medical School. Prior to that she was an archivist at the Massachusetts State Archives. For the past sixteen years she also was an adjunct instructor at Simmons College, where she had earned an MLIS. She had a BA in American cultural history from Boston College and an MA in history and archival studies from the University of Massachusetts Boston. A past president of New England Archivists, she was deeply invested in the role of libraries and archives more broadly. At the Countway, she developed the HMS records management program and was a catalyst for the development of the Archives for Women in Medicine and the online Medical Heritage Library, through which millions of users worldwide have accessed the Center's collections. Dr. Frank G. Burke, 88, acting Archivist of the United States from 1985-1987, died in Annapolis, MD, on November 30, 2015. He had been ill with Alzheimer's disease. Burke earned a PhD in history from the University of Chicago in 1969. A job as assistant curator for Archives and Manuscripts at the university's library led to a position at the Library of Congress in the manuscripts division, where he helped develop SPINDEX, an automated control system. Later, as special assistant for information retrieval at the National Archives, Burke was instrumental in developing SPINDEX II, an automated control system designed more specifically to index archival collections. He served as executive director of NHPRC (1975-1984) and in 1985 became acting Archivist of the United States. Burke then became professor at the University of Maryland's College of Library and Information Services. A Fellow and past president of SAA, members are invited to pay tribute at archivists.org/news/2015/saa-remembers-frank-g-burke. Joan Echtenkamp Klein, 62, passed away on December 2, 2015. Born in Schenectady, New York, and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Garden City, New York, she was the daughter of Harlan and Wilma (Walther) Echtenkamp, sister of Paul and John. A graduate of Gettysburg College and the Catholic University of America, in 1982 she became the curator of historical collections at the University of Virginia's Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, where she built a renowned program. In 1996, she was invited to the White House for her work on the Tuskegee Syphilis Study Legacy Committee, and in 2003, she received the Society of American Archivists' Waldo Gifford Leland Award for digitizing the Walter Reed Collection. She read widely, loved music, and had a distinctive infectious laugh. Joan is survived by her family and her husband of 26 years, Mike.
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