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Archivist Joins National Center for Remote Sensing Air and Space Law Staff

by Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz with the blog faculty

The National Center for Remote Sensing, Air, and Space Law is pleased to announce that Ms. Audrey Uffner has joined the staff as Coordinator of Archival Services.

Ms. Uffner is currently processing the Center’s archival collections. The Center has a growing collection of papers and other primary documents that once belonged to some of the most important members of space law’s founding generation. They include the papers of Andrew G. Haley, the world’s first space law practitioner; Eilene M. Galloway, the woman who created space law with then Senator Lyndon B. Johnson and whom NASA calls one of its creators,; and of course, the University of Mississippi Law School’s own Stephen Gorove.

Ms. Uffner was a proofreader and writer for the Legislative Reference Bureau of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and an intern with the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission at the Pennsylvania State Archives. She worked for the Archives and Special Collections and the Modern Political Archives of the J.D. Williams Library at the University of Mississippi.

She began at the University of Mississippi in 2003. Before joining the Center, she served as an Instructor for the Department of History at the University of Mississippi and research assistant for the Center for Civil War Research.

Ms Uffner is completing her dissertation, which focuses on the role of secession in the lives and political careers of Mississippi politicians and planters from 1840-1880. She earned a B.A., from Gettysburg College, an M.A. from the University of Mississippi where she is currently a Ph.D. candidate. Ms. Uffner is a member of the Society of American Archivists, the American Historical Society, and the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic.