Sue Rishworth

Susan RishworthSue retired in Dec. 2013 as Archivist at the American College of Surgeons in Chicago where she worked for 12 years. Prior to that she worked as Archivist/History Librarian at the American College of  Ob/Gyns in Washington, DC and as Library Director at Southeastern University in Washington, DC. She holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin, an MLS from Indiana University and MA in Social History from University of Maryland. Her first career was as a librarian in African Studies at Michigan State University and the Library of Congress. She is a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists, Society of American Archivists (SAA), the Society of Florida Archivists (SFA).and founded the Chicago Area Medical Archivists (CAMA) in 2002. She co-founded the Lone Arrangers Round Table of the SAA, of which the online discussion list is open to all, members of SAA or not, as are all SAA Roundtable discussion lists.

A 30 year resident of College Park, MD, suburb of DC, Sue returned in 2001 to the Midwest where she was born and raised, with her husband, Butch, until retirement in 2013 and their move to FL.

Sue and Butch’s three children live with their families in NY, RI, and FL. They have 7 grandchildren born since 2006. Sue also travels frequently to Wisconsin to visit her 101 year old mother, who became an archivist without knowing it, by virtue of the scrapbooks and correspondence she lovingly preserved and made accessible over so many years.

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