Irene Scheidecker joined the Archives staff in 2011 from her previous position at the Butte Public Library. Irene holds a degree in Chemistry, but has spent her career working with her true passion in the library and archives fields. Irene is the Archives Senior Technical Archivist and is responsible for the acquisition and cataloging of all incoming collections. She has accepted over 1,000 collections, comprising over 2,000 linear feet of material. In 2012, Irene designed and edited the book Butte’s Croatian-Slovenian Americans, which was published by the Friends of the Archives. Most recently, Irene is working as Project Director on the C. Owen Smithers Photograph Collection.