Alan Butcher, Archivist
According to archivist Alan Butcher,
Successful archives programs strive to accomplish three simultaneous objectives; identify records of enduring value, preserve those records, and make them accessible to researchers and the public.
Alan joined the Boise City Department of Arts & History in August 2019. His favorite part of the work is applying Boise's unique historical perspective to each of those objectives, ensuring that the written voice of the record creators will be available for decades and centuries in the future.
Alan has lived in Boise since 1987 and is continually amazed at its growth. He graduated with a degree in History from Boise State University in 2012, was the president of the History Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta. Alan is currently two classes away from receiving his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Boise State University. He served as an archivist with the State of Idaho for seven years and is hoping to combine his History education and MBA training to build on the success of the Archives Program. He is married and together with his wife, have a two-year-old son. As a family, they love to hike, travel around the city, engage with the community, and go to Disneyland every year!