Joan Echtenkamp Klein, 62, passed away on December 2, 2015. During her tenure as the Curator of Historical Collections and Services at the Claude Moore Library of the University of Virginia, Klein oversaw several important digitization projects and exhibits, most notably the digitization of the Philip S. Hench Walter Reed Yellow Fever Collection, for which she received SAA’s Waldo Gifford Leland Award in 2003. She also played a leading role in obtaining a presidential apology for the victims of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study. Klein was a mentor to many and an active member of Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences, where she was co-editor of The Watermark from 1993–1997. Within SAA, she was devoted to the Science, Technology, and Healthcare Roundtable, serving as chair and newsletter editor. Dr. Marilyn Pettit, 73, passed away on November 16, 2015. Born in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Pettit received her PhD in U.S. history from New York University in 1991 and served as an administrator and faculty member at N.Y.U., the University of Maryland at College Park, St. Francis College in Queens, NY, Columbia University in the City of New York, and Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. She taught archival management and U.S. history and was co-author of New York University and the City (1997) and other works, including an online guide to all sites associated with the Battle of Brooklyn in Brooklyn and Kings County. She retired from the Brooklyn Historical Society in 2007 as Vice President for Collections, in which capacity she oversaw the restoration of the library and archival collections to active research use. In 2008, she was named in Marquis’s “Who’s Who in American Women.”
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