Gurudarshan Khalsa

Processing Archivist

Gurudarshan Khalsa
(650) 725-2165

As a Processing Archivist, I am responsible for arranging and describing archival collections in the Manuscripts Division of Special Collections. 


  • MLIS, Simmons College, Boston
  • BA [Political Science], University of Oregon, Eugene
  • Miri Piri Academy, Amritsar, India

Professional activities 

I am back in Manuscripts after briefly working as a Project Archivist in the Archive of Recorded Sound. Prior to that I was in Special Collections' Manuscripts Division for over three years processing collections. A few of the projects I was involved with are: the Bob Fitch Photography Archive, William R. Hewlett papers, the Gordon Moore Project, and Road & Track magazine records. I have also worked at the San Mateo County History Museum, California Humanities, and the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose.

More about me 

I was born and mostly raised in the Bay Area (with a few stints in New Mexico, Phoenix, India, and Boston), and I really enjoy hiking and exploring nature with my family.