Laura Kissel

Polar Archivist

Special Collections and Area Studies
2700 Kenny Rd Columbus OH 43210-1046
 614-688-8173 Download vCard

Laura Kissel is the Polar Curator for the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Archival Program (Polar Archives), a position that she has held since 1996.  Laura's primary responsibilities involve assisting students, scholars and other researchers in using the many collections held by the Polar Archives that document the history of polar exploration.  Laura is very active in education and outreach opportunities, working with the Center and the OSU Libraries to promote the collections.  This can include public programming events such as lectures and tours, as well as exhibits. 

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  • Laura Kissel


  • Bachelor's Degree from The Ohio State University
  • Master's in Library and Information Science from Kent State University