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Bridget Burke

Director of the American Heritage Center


Bridget Burke is the Director of the American Heritage Center, a position she assumed in 2016. Previously, she was Dean of Libraries at North Dakota State University. 

She has spent her career in libraries, archives, and museums in organizations ranging from the University of Alaska to the Colorado Historical Society, holding curatorial and administrative roles dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of cultural heritage resources.

Her research interests include resourcing and promotion of cultural heritage collections, labor history, printing history and book arts.


2001 M.A., Liberal Studies (American History)
Wesleyan University

1986 M.L.S., School of Library and Information Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison

1984 B.A., English, with distinction
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bridget J. Burke

Director of the American Heritage Center

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