LGBTQ Iowa Archives & Library

Our Leadership

Madde Hoberg,
Interim Executive Director & Archives Coordinator

Madde is the Libraries Annex Associate at the University of Iowa. She has undergraduate degrees in English and Gender, Women’s, & Sexuality Studies from the University of Iowa and holds a Master’s in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison iSchool. An all-around nerd, Madde is ready to discuss video games, board games, horror movies, and the Great British Bake Off with anyone who will listen.

Email: (for general questions)
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Ann Kreitman, Associate Director

Ann is a theatre director and writer specializing in lesbian and queer history-telling and mythmaking through performance. She is an MFA Candidate at the University of Iowa. Her portfolio is available at


Annie Fitzgerald, Library Coordinator

Annie holds a MLIS with a Graduate Certificate in Book Arts from the University of Iowa. She is focused on information systems and management and wants to use her skills to make the  LGBTQ Iowa Archives and Library more accessible. Annie is also an avid craftsperson and wants to hear about your favorite podcast.


Ash Hoberg, Volunteer Coordinator

Ash is an IT Support Consultant for the Institute of Clinical and Translational Science in the Biomedical Informatics Core at the University of Iowa. In his spare time, he enjoys playing video games, tabletop games, and puzzles, reading comics, and researching niche romhacks of retro video games.


Veronica Armstrong, Youth Education Coordinator

Veronica is a preschool teacher in Iowa City with a background in elementary and special education. She enjoys bringing inclusive, fun and loving literacy programs and events to our local youth community. She hopes to expand the programming at the LGBTQ IA Archives and Library to include even more fun storytimes, historical explorations, book clubs and more for our community’s youngest members. She is a Mom, spouse, avid reader, gardener, loves playing board games and never passes a dog without petting it first.


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Aiden M. Bettine,

Aiden is the founder of the LGBTQ Iowa Archives & Library based in Iowa City. He is an archivist and historian who researches and teaches local history pertaining to race, gender, and sexuality in Iowa and the Midwest. Aiden holds Master’s degrees in both Library and Information Sciences and Critical Ethnic Studies. He is completing an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Public History and Archival Science at the University of Iowa. His community work prioritizes creating generative spaces for LGBTQ Iowans to learn, share, and research our history. The LGBTQ Iowa Archives & Library is where Aiden puts his heart, researching and writing the history-by-letter series.

Twitter: @ambettine

Looking to get formally involved with the LGBTQ Iowa Archives & Library? We are in search of a dedicated community members to serve as a Social Media Coordinator. Contact us through our get involved survey if any of these positions interest you!


538 S. Gilbert St.
Close House – Second Floor
Iowa City, IA 52240

Monday 1-8pm
Tuesday 1-8pm
Wednesday 1-8pm
Thursday 1-8pm
Friday closed
Saturday 10am-12pm
Sunday 11am-3pm

Mailing Address
PO Box 2779
Iowa City, IA 52244

(319) 512-5615

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