Allison Mills

College Archivist
Allison Mills headshot


Phone 610-526-5285
Location Canaday 200/Carpenter Library



Master of Library and Information Studies, University of British Columbia
Master of Archival Studies, University of British Columbia
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Children's Literature), University of British Columbia
Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of British Columbia

Areas of Focus

History, Archival Studies, Bryn Mawr College History, Indigenous Studies


Allison Mills is the College Archivist, working as part of the Special Collections team. Allison is Ililiw (Cree) and has published and presented papers examining the ways in which Indigenous peoples interact with and are represented in colonial archives. Her paper Learning to Listen: Archival Sound Recordings and Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property received the Association of Canadian Archivists' 2016 Gordon Dodds Prize. Prior to arriving at Bryn Mawr, she worked for UBC's Residential School History and Dialogue Centre as part of both their research and metadata teams.