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Rachel Vagts is the College Archivist at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
After graduating from Gustavus Adolphus College with degrees in History and Political Science, Rachel attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she received a master degree in Library and Information Studies with a concentration in Archival Administration. While working on her degree, she held a number of positions at the Wisconsin Historical Society including as a project archivist overseeing the Foote, Cone and Belding collection. She also worked for one year as an archivist at the University of Maryland.
Rachel was named archivist at Luther College in the fall of 1998. During her tenure she has developed the college's records management program and continued to develop the archival collection at the college. She is a member of the college's Collections Committee. which oversees the five special collections at the college, and is a member of the first year advising program.
Rachel is a member of the Consortium of Iowa Archivists, the Midwest Archives Conference and the Society of American Archivists. In 2007, she was appointed by Governor Chet Culver to the Iowa State Historical Records Advisory Board.