AUSTIN, Texas – The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health has recently hired Elizabeth Stauber as the foundation’s new Archivist and Records Manager. In this capacity, she manages the foundation’s in-house store of archival documents, publications, photos, news clippings, and digital media files, and guides the foundation on records management policies and procedures.
Stauber has a master of science from the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin. She started with the Hogg Foundation as an archival graduate research assistant in the spring of 2014. With her hire, she becomes the foundation’s first full-time staff person dedicated to archival work.
In recognition of its 75th anniversary, the Hogg Foundation has spent the past year promoting its rich history as a trailblazing Texas philanthropic foundation. Stauber has been key to these efforts, with her research helping to inform the content of the foundation’s 75th anniversary website, www.hogghistory.org, as well as surfacing rare artifacts and mementos that give human shape to the history of the foundation and its partners over the decades.
“As an endowed foundation with a well-defined mission, our obligation to the state of Texas entails not being cavalier about our history,” said Dr. Octavio N. Martinez, Jr., executive director of the Hogg Foundation and associate vice president for diversity at The University of Texas at Austin. “For that reason, we are grateful to have someone like Elizabeth who can bring an archivist’s care to the mass of materials we’ve generated, and will continue to generate.”
The Hogg Foundation advances recovery and wellness in Texas by funding mental health services, policy analysis, research, and public education. The foundation was created in 1940 by the children of former Texas Gov. James S. Hogg and is part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin.