Lee Stout is Librarian Emeritus and former Head of Public Services and Outreach for Special Collections at the Penn State University Libraries, retiring in 2007. He also served as Penn State’s university archivist for 27 years. He taught in the library studies and history programs, and still does presentations on Penn State history for a wide variety of groups.
He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in history from Penn State and the Master of Library Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of a number of articles, chapters and book reviews on archival and historical topics, and his most recent book is Ice Cream U: The Story of the Nation’s Most Successful Collegiate Creamery.
He has been a frequent presenter at archival meetings, and a long-time consultant in the field. He serves as a member of the Pennsylvania State Historical Records Advisory Board and served six years as SAA representative to the U. S. National Historical Publications and Records Commission. He has served as Treasurer, Vice President and President and is a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists.