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Co-Director, National Death Penalty Archive, University at Albany, State University of New York

Since 2001, Brian Keough has overseen an expansion of the University's archives and manuscripts at the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives.

The University is home to the Archives of Public Affairs and Policy; University Archives; German and Jewish Intellectual Émigré Collection; Miriam Snow Mathes Children's Literature Collection; National Death Penalty Archive; and rare books and other printed materials.

Keough specializes in the acquisition of political archives; access to archival collections; archives and historical agency management; needs assessments and business process analysis for record management programs; digital preservation; and regional 20th Century political history.

He received a bachelor's degree in history from West Chester University, Pennsylvania (1994), and, from the University at Albany, a Master of Library Science (1997) and a Master of Arts in history (2002).


  • –present
    Department Head of University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York