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Mark Wayne Sorensen

Mark Wayne Sorensen, American archivist, historical researcher. Recipient Distinguished Leadership award Decatur Leadership Institute, 1987, Outstanding Individual award Decatur Area Arts Council, 1989.


  • Sorensen, Mark Wayne was born on January 20, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Aener Victor and Elizabeth (Huska) Sorensen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Education, Eastern Illinois University, 1969. Master of Arts in History, University Illinois, Springfield, 1978. Master of Arts in Library and Information Science, University Illinois, Urbana, 1998.


    • Teacher Decatur (Illinois) Public Schools and Richland Community College, 1969-1986. Supervisor records management Illinois State Archives, Springfield, 1982-1986, assistant director, since 1987. Board directors Illinois History Society.


    • Author: Illinois Local Records Management Handbook, 1984. Editor: Capitol Centennial Papers, 1989. Creator 5 exhibits Illinois History Topics, since 1986, Illinois History Resources Internet site, since 1995.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Trustee Decatur Library. Board, 1986-1993; member Decatur History and Architectural Sites Commission, since 1993. Board directors Decatur Fine Arts Film Series, 1983-1995, Central Illinois Humanities Council, since 1993.

    Member Academy Certified Archivists (certified), Society of America Archivists, Illinois Humanities Council, Midwest Archives Conference, Phi Delta Kappa.



    Films, tennis.


    • Married Kathy Lee Owen, July 4, 1969. Children: Jennifer, Erika.
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    Born January 20, 1947
    (age 70)
    • 1969
      Eastern Illinois University
    • 1978
      University Illinois
    • 1998
      University Illinois
    • 1969 - 1986
      Teacher, Decatur (Illinois) Public Schools and Richland Community College
    • 1982 - 1986
      supervisor records management, Illinois State Archives
      Springfield, Missouri, United States