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Tanya Hollis

( She/Her/Hers )
Interim Director, Labor Archives & Research Center
Labor Archives and Research Center
Phone: (415) 405-5570
Email: thollis@sfsu.edu

Special Collections & Archives

About Me

During my twenty-plus years in California archives, I have had the honor of working as a librarian and archivist at such esteemed institutions as the California Historical Society and The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2011, I started as an archivist of the Labor Archives and Research Center at San Francisco State University, and as of 2021, I now serve as the Interim Director. In all of these positions, I have been engaged in every aspect of archival administration, including donor relations, grant writing and fundraising, to appraisal, accessioning, processing, preservation and digitization of archival collections.

How I Can Help

I can work with you to find archival resources to support your research or instruction.

Ask Me About

  • Labor history in the Bay Area
  • Galleries and arts spaces in the Bay Area
  • San Francisco restaurant recommendations


B.A.  Religion, 1993, New College of the University of South Florida, Sarasota, Florida
M.L.S.  September, 1998, State University of New York at Buffalo

Research and Publications

“Jumping the DAM Fence from CONTENTdm to Quartex: gambling on a new digital repository.” Presenter. CSU Digital Repositories Meeting, June 8, 2023.

“Mutual Aid: Working across Systems to Integrate Labor and Community History Sources into Instruction.”  Presenter.  California Conference on Library Instruction, Power and Empowerment: Labor, Agency, and Dynamic Relationships in Academic Libraries, San Francisco, June 2, 2023.

“The People’s University: Assessing the State of the CSU Archives.” Presenter. Society of California Archivists, Annual General Meeting, Sacramento, CA, April 8, 2023.

“Working with Primary Sources: Watsonville Canneries Strike, 1985-1987.” Presenter. Cabrillo College Flex Week ’22. Cabrillo College, Watsonville, CA, August 25, 2022. 



  • Content Warnings Group, Co-chair, 2021–present
  • Part of the AUL’s Council Anti-Racism Initiatives
  • Outreach Committee, Communications Subcommittee, 2023–ongoing
  • Work Force Planning Committee, 2023–present


  • CSU Special Collections and Archives Community of Practice, ongoing
  • Society of California Archivists, 2022–2023 Co-chair, Annual General Meeting (AGM) Review Task Force


Labor Archives and Research Center