Jolie Braun

Curator Modrn Lit & Manuscript

Special Collections and Area Studies
Thompson Library
1858 Neil Ave Mall RM 119B Columbus, OH 43210
 614-688-4980 Download vCard

As Curator of Modern Literature & Manuscripts in the Rare Books & Manuscripts Library, I aim to make special collections materials engaging and relevant to students, faculty, scholars, and the community. I serve as resource for those seeking teaching and research support with modern literature and related historical collections, actively build and manage these collections, and collaborate with faculty to provide learning opportunities for students. I also promote awareness and use through programming and outreach, including curating exhibits and organizing events.

Consultation and Support Areas

  • American Fiction - Special Collections
  • English Language and Literatures - Special Collections
  • Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies - Special Collections

Recommended Resources


  • MLIS with an archival concentration, San Jose State University
  • MA in English and American literature, University of California, Davis

Areas of Interest

  • Teaching and outreach in special collections
  • Book history and print culture
  • Archives and archival research

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Committees and Service

  • OSUL Teaching and Learning Committee, Member
  • OSU Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Undergraduate Studies Committee, Member
  • Archival Issues, Editorial Board Member
  • Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals, Editorial Board Member