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“Seeing Glass in a New Light on Wikipedia.” In Engagement in the Digital Era, edited by Nicole J. Milano and Christopher J. Prom, 164-167. Trends in Archives Practice. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2020.

“Glassworking Demonstrations Gain Steam.” Journal of Glass Studies 62 (2020): 281-285.

“Skill! Science! Art! The Fascinating History of Itinerant Glassworkers.” NewsJournal 27, no. 2 (Summer 2020): 3-11.

“A Fair of the Arts: Charles Kaziun and the Howell Family of Itinerant Glassworkers.” Annual Bulletin of the Paperweight Collectors Association, Inc. (2020): 65-71.

Five dollar promissory note
Five dollar promissory note, Manual Labor Bank, 1837, Rakow Research Library, CMGL 145913.

“Curiosity Highly Gratified: A Brief History of Itinerant Glassworkers.” Glass Club Bulletin no. 235 (Spring/Summer 2019): 4-9.

“Notice! For Preserving the Eyes.” In Notable Acquisitions 2018, edited by Richard Price, 37. Corning, NY: Corning Museum of Glass, 2019.

“Glass blowing and working in miniature.” In Notable Acquisitions 2017, edited by Richard Price, 21. Corning, NY: Corning Museum of Glass, 2018.

“Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library.” The Gather (Spring 2017): 18-20.

“Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library.” All About Glass. May 17, 2017.

John T. Backman flameworking glass ship
John T. Backman flameworking glass ship, McCroskey Studio, 1930s, Rakow Research Library, CMGL 152150.

“Gathering a crowd: A look at glassmaking demonstrations of the past.” With Alexandra Ruggiero. Glass Art Society Journal 2016 (2017): 49-51.

“Wonderful mechanism J. Tilley, fancy glass blower, from London.” In Notable Acquisitions 2016, edited by Richard Price, 16. Corning, NY: Corning Museum of Glass, 2017.

“Wonderful Mechanisms: Engaging Audiences with Glass Engines.” GASnews 28, no. 1 (Spring 2017): 18-19.

“Wonderful mechanism J. Tilley, fancy glass blower, from London.” The Gather (Fall 2016): 15.

“Illuminating the Whitefriars Stained Glass Cartoon Collection.” GASnews 27, no. 3 (Fall 2016): 6-7.

Great Durbar Hall in palace of H.H. the Maharajah of Gwalior
Great Durbar Hall in palace of H.H. the Maharajah of Gwalior, one of India’s richest princes, 1903, Rakow Research Library, CMGL 96436.

“Design for stained glass window.” In Notable Acquisitions 2015, edited by Richard Price, 40. Corning, NY: Corning Museum of Glass, 2016.

“A New Endeavor: The Corning Museum of Glass/Corning Incorporated Specialty Glass Residency.” GASnews 26, no. 2 (Summer 2015): 12-13.

“Beyond Books: Exploring Ephemera in The Rakow Research Library.” With Gail Bardhan. The Hobstar 37, no. 6 (March 2015): 6330-6332.

“Scott’s splendid glass working exhibition in miniature.” In Notable Acquisitions 2014, edited by Richard Price, 25. Corning, NY: Corning Museum of Glass, 2015,.

“Amory Houghton, Sr., and His Wife, Sophronia Mann Oakes Houghton.” In Notable Acquisitions 2013, edited by Richard Price, 33. Corning, NY: Corning Museum of Glass, 2014.

Glass book cover
Modernt Svenskt Glas: Utveckling, Teknik, Form, ed. Professor Gregor Paulsson, 1943, Rakow Research Library, CMGL 57972.

“Wine Glasses and Goblets, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries.” In Notable Acquisitions 2013, edited by Richard Price, 41. Corning, NY: Corning Museum of Glass, 2014.

“Modernt Svenskt Glas: Utveckling, Teknik, Form.” In Notable Acquisitions 2013, edited by Richard Price, 54. Corning, NY: Corning Museum of Glass, 2014.

“Social Media Guides for Archives.” RAO Newsletter 23 (Winter 2014): 4-5.

“Listening to voices from the past: An adventure in the archives.” AIP History Newsletter 44, no. 2 (Winter 2012-2013): 6.

“Lydia’s diaries: student life in the 1890s.” In Reflecting on the Past: 150 Years of Augustana Stories, edited by Stefanie R. Bluemle, 52-54. Rock Island, IL: Augustana College, 2011.

Photograph of the Olsson children
Photograph of the Olsson children, 1890s, Olof Olsson Family Papers, Augustana Special Collections.

Newsletters and Editorial Work

Editor, Ela Library Genealogy Newsletter, Ela Area Public Library, 2021 – present

Editor, Women & Gender Studies Section Newsletter, Association of College & Research Libraries, 2019 – 2021.

Editor and web designer, Re/Visionist, Sarah Lawrence College Women’s History Graduate Program, 2019 – 2020.

Editorial committee, GASNews, Glass Art Society, 2017 – 2019.

Editor, Rakow Library Fellows Newsletter, Corning Museum of Glass, 2013 – 2019.

Blogs and Online Publications

Life in Process: A Portrait of Lydia Olsson, 1892-1896, a digital exhibition exploring the life of a first-generation Swedish-American woman through her diaries, launched 2020.

Gathering A Crowd, a website documenting the history of itinerant glassworkers, 2019 – present.

A Mass of Odds And Ends, my archives/library blog, 2012 – present.

I have contributed to a number of library, archives, and museum blogs, including Library as Incubator Project, Librarian Design Share, Behind the Glass (Corning Museum of Glass), UMD Special Collections (University of Maryland Special Collections), Terrapin Tales and Archival Attractions (University of Maryland Archives), and The Library’s Blog (Augustana College).

Research Guides

Examples of research guides I created at the Rakow Research Library: Itinerant Glassworkers, Editing Wikipedia, Rakow Reads: Book Lists and Discussion Guides, Fellows Research Portal, and Images on Glass.

Finding Aids

Examples of finding aids I created at Augustana Special Collections: Ira O. Nothstein papers, Jules G. U. Mauritzson papers, Margaret Olmsted papers, and the Augustana Foreign Missionary Society papers. See more examples.

Oral Histories

Oral histories I recorded at the Corning Museum of Glass include sessions with Dick Bauer, Donald Bonnell, Sheri Golder, David Huber, Hilda Lando, Peggy O’Hara, Betty Severance, David Stafford, and Dennis Younge, 2014 – 2018.

Fletcher-Ferrill Oral History Project, Hyattsville, MD, 2011 – 2012.

“An Oral History of the NOW movement in the Quad Cities,” Academic Internship, History Department, Augustana College, 2010 – 2011.

Jim and Carol Horstmann Oral History Interviews, Oral History & Testimonio, Augustana College, 2010.