Collette McDonough Archivist and Library Manager

Collette McDonough is the Kettering Foundation’s archivist and library manager. As the guardian of the foundation’s historical treasures, she maintains archival materials, supports researchers, and oversees the library’s resources. Since joining the foundation, McDonough has shaped policies for the archives and library, leading a team that catalogs and preserves archival material. She also curates develops the library’s collection in line with the foundation’s initiatives and research interests.

Beyond her role at the foundation, McDonough is an active member of several archival societies, including the Society of American Archivists, the Midwest Archives Conference, and the Society of Ohio Archivists (SOA). Her dedication and expertise were recognized in 2012 when she was welcomed into the Academy of Certified Archivists. Deeply committed to advancing the field of archival science, McDonough is a member and previous co-chair of the SOA’s Advocacy and Outreach Committee and was previously a member of its Strategic Planning Committee. A regular speaker at archival conferences, she has also participated in both Archives on the Hill events held in Washington, DC.

McDonough holds a BA in history and an MA in history from Wright State University. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding and sewing.