Sativa Peterson is a journalist, librarian and archivist.
From 2017-2022 Peterson worked as the collection manager for the Arizona Newspaper Project and the Arizona Historical Digital Newspaper Project, special collections of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records.
Between 2017-2019 Peterson was the project director for a National Digital Newspaper Program grant awarded to the state of Arizona through a partnership between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Peterson helped digitize over 100,000 pages of historic newspaper content for the Chronicling America and Arizona Memory Project websites.
Her work has appeared in local and national publications such as New Times, BUST and Modern Loss and she has hosted the workshop, “Time Travel Through Historic Newspapers,” at Valley bookstore Changing Hands.
Peterson’s short personal documentary, “The Slow Escape,” originally released in 1998, is now on the Criterion Channel.
Peterson’s first job in high school was at KINO 1230 AM in her hometown, Winslow, Arizona. Peterson worked afternoon and evening shifts spinning county music in the high desert.
|Tempe Public Library has a new feather-filled art installation for 2023||Sativa Peterson||July 12, 2023|
|This AZ post office picked as one of the world's 11 most beautiful||Sativa Peterson||June 5, 2023|
|Geoffery Beene exhibit captures 'a line moving through space'||Sativa Peterson||April 28, 2023|
|ASU’s Pitchforks celebrate 30 years of a cappella||Sativa Peterson||April 13, 2023|
|Exhibit showcases Japanese American player who brought baseball to incarceration camps||Sativa Peterson||March 16, 2023|
|If Arizona had a state smell, what would it be?||Sativa Peterson||March 6, 2023|
|Phoenician remembers growing up with Steven Spielberg||Sativa Peterson||Nov. 18, 2022|
|A look at AZ election coverage from the 1900s||Sativa Peterson||Oct. 10, 2022|
|SOAPBOX: Central air||Sativa Peterson||Sept. 26, 2022|
|From kinder to college, hear from Arizona's Class of 2022||Amy Silverman, Sativa Peterson||May 31, 2022|