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Welcome Elizabeth Wilkinson!

The Library is pleased to welcome Elizabeth Wilkinson as the new Manuscripts Curator in the Special Collections Research Center. As the Manuscripts Curator, Wilkinson oversees, manages and develops the Library's vast collections of historic documents and personal and literary papers in the Special Collections Research Center. The Library’s manuscript collections range from 12-century Catalonian charters to the papers of 20th-century authors such as Graham Greene. Learn more about the Library’s manuscripts collections in the online descriptive catalog.

Wilkinson comes to the Library from the Purdue University Archives & Special Collections, where she was the Processing and Public Services Archivist for six years. Prior to that, she served as the Manuscript Librarian at the Indiana State Library and the Assistant Archivist in the Historian’s Office at the U.S. Mint in Washington D.C. Wilkinson holds a B.A. and M.A. in History and a Masters of Library Science from Indiana University.

Image: The original hand-written manuscript of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Hartford, ca. 1873-1876.