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Richard Alan Hanks


Richard Alan Hanks, American archivist. Recipient Chancellor's award, University California, 1982; Library. & Services Technology Act grant, California State Library., 1999.


Hanks, Richard Alan was born on August 4, 1951 in Beardstown, Illinois, United States. Son of Hardin E. and Martha Louise Hanks.


Bachelor in Communications, University California, Riverside, 1980—1982. Master of Arts in History, University California, Riverside, 1996—1998. Doctor of Philosophy in Native American History, University California, Riverside, 2004—2006.


Archivist Riverside Local History Resource Center, 1998—1999, A. K. Smiley Public Library., 2000—2007. Project manager Riverside Local History Resource Center, 1999—2000. Associate archivist A.K. Smiley Public Library.

Lincoln Memorial Shrine, Redlands, since 2000. Professor Community College, since 2007. Advisory committee member Center California Native Nations University California, since 2006.


  • Producer: (exhibition) We Cannot Escape History, The Lives of Abraham Lincoln and Robert Watchorn, 2007-2008. Contributor articles to periodicals and professional journals.


Speaker LIFE Society, Riverside, 2002—2002, San Bernardino County Genealogical Society, 2001, 28th Annual Conference American Indian Education, San Diego, 2005. Member of Society of America Archivists (associate), Society California Archivists (associate. Speaker), Abraham Lincoln Association (associate.

Member 1993).


  • Other Interests

    Reading, genealogy.


Married Robin Sue Dilday, August 12, 1972. Children: Rachel Christine, Rylan Taylor.