The Section on University and Research Institution Archives (SUV) regrets to announce the December 10 passing of our colleague, Eli Hjorth Reksten.
Eli was Head of Archives and Records Management at Linköpings universitet, Sweden (1990-2014) and previously Municipal archivist in Mjölby kommun, Sweden (1989-1990), and Archivist at City Archives, Bergen, Norway (1985-88).
Eli was an active member of the Swedish, Nordic, and international archival communities. Her work to establish a network for university archivists in Sweden, expanding that to participation with the Nordic Association of University Archivists, demonstrated her commitment to outreach and collaboration. She was an enthusiastic supporter for the founding of ICA-SUV, encouraging her colleagues to participate in Section activities and governance.
At the time of her death, Eli was serving as an elected member of the Section Bureau, and her wise counsel will be greatly missed. She was a strong advocate for the records of science and worked with scientists to promote their preservation and management. We will miss her insights and engagement with ICA, the Section and its members.
We join with her Scandinavian archival colleagues in expressing our heartfelt appreciation for her many years of service to the profession and to international archival collaboration, and extend our deepest condolences to her family.