Misty Kinczkowski


“I am passionate about finding the forgotten and brushing the dust off of history.”

Work at HAI

Misty was bitten by the archive bug while doing some family research. Later, a trip to the National Archives cemented her love of old, aka historic, things.

At HAI, Misty is an archivist who takes great pleasure in inventorying and organizing records. She finds nothing more satisfying than taking an unruly mountain of papers, corralling them into neat and tidy folders and boxes, and making them accessible!

Misty loves all records equally, but she does have a certain passion for federal records. At HAI, her work includes surveying, organizing, processing, and describing collections. Her projects include:

• Baylor School
• National Parks Service Valley Forge

Path to HAI

Before joining HAI in 2021, Misty worked as an archive intern at the Ann Arbor District Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as well as the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum.

Misty has a master’s degree in library and information science with an archival administration concentration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, completing coursework in archive administration and digital preservation. During her studies she assisted in refining the Virtual Motor City archive at the Walter P. Reuther Library in Detroit, Michigan.

She previously majored in history and minored in literature at Southern New Hampshire University, graduating summa cum laude in 2020.