Amy E. Armstrong, Archivist
Armstrong is an archivist in the Archives and Visual Materials Cataloging Department and has processed many collections at the Ransom Center, including the papers of Sanora Babb, William Faulkner, Paul Schrader, and Denis Johnson.
Helen Baer, former Curator of Performing Arts
Baer oversaw the performing arts collections, ranging from theatrical photographs to set and costume designs to the papers of renowned actors and directors.
Megan Barnard, Associate Director for Acquisitions and Administration
Barnard is Associate Director for Acquisitions and Administration at the Harry Ransom Center. In her role, she works closely with the Center’s Director and curators to build the Center’s collections, and she provides support and guidance for a variety of activities relating to the administration of the Center.
Tracy Bonfitto, Curator of Art
As Curator of Art, Dr. Bonfitto oversees research, access, and interpretation of the Center’s art holdings.
Amy F. Brown, former Cataloging Librarian
Brown was a cataloger at the Ransom Center, processing materials in all formats and of all ages. She also supervised authorities and catalog maintenance in the Printed & Published Materials, Description & Access department.
Abigail Cain, former Public Affairs Intern (Summer 2013)
Cain was an undergraduate intern whose studies focused on American politics and nineteenth-century European art.
Alyse Camus, former Undergraduate Intern
Camus was an undergraduate intern who majored in American Studies as well as Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies. Her research interests included childhood, war propaganda, and 20th century literary relationships between Russia and the United States.
Jean Cannon, former Literary Collections Research Associate
Cannon assisted a wide variety of students, scholars, and patrons with their research in the book and manuscript collections at the Ransom Center.
Anna Chen, former Public Services Intern (2010-2011)
Chen interned in the Office of the Associate Librarian, where she provided general support for Ransom Center programs and services. She is a graduate of the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin.
Gerald Cloud, former Pforzheimer Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts
Dr. Eric Colleary, Cline Curator of Theater and Performing Arts at the Harry Ransom Center
Colleary oversees research, access, and interpretation of the Ransom Center’s theater and performing arts materials.
Nicole Davis, former Assistant Archivist (2008-2013)
Davis worked in the archives department with both visual materials and manuscripts. She worked on a variety of photography cataloging projects, including processing the papers of 20th-century lawyer Morris L. Ernst.
Kelly DeWitt, former Marketing and Membership Specialist (2011-2013)
DeWitt worked to develop and implement membership strategies, plan events, and manage member benefits, appeals, and renewals. She also assisted the director of marketing with marketing initiatives, including graphic design and promotional partnerships.
Alicia Dietrich, former Cultural Compass Editor and Public Affairs Representative
Dietrich edited the biannual print newsletter Ransom Edition and monthly email newsletter eNews; promoted exhibitions and public programs; produced press releases; and worked with media.
Megan Dirickson, former Library Assistant (2012-2013)
Dirickson was a Library Assistant for the Frank Reaugh digitization and cataloging project at the Ransom Center. She was a graduate student at the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin, specializing in archives and preservation studies.
Kevin Endres, former Library Assistant (2009-2011)
Endres worked as a library assistant in the reading room, where he paged books for patrons and assisted with two cataloging projects. He also interned at the Ransom Center as an undergraduate.
Micah Erwin, former Project Archivist
Erwin was a project archivist in the Archives and Visual Materials Cataloging Department. He processed the Herschel family papers and volunteered in the conservation and book cataloging departments. He also processed the Commentary Magazine archive and volunteered on a project to catalog medieval manuscripts fragments in the Ransom Center collections.
Elana Estrin, former Public Affairs (2010-2012)
Estrin was a features writer at the Ransom Center where she wrote newsletter articles, blog posts, Q&As, press releases, and worked with the media. She has written about the arts and culture for The Jerusalem Post, The Strad magazine, The Forward, and The Daily Texan.
Arcadia Falcone, former Public Services Intern (2012-2013)
Falcone was a Public Services Intern in the Office of the Associate Librarian. She was a graduate student in the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin, focusing on archives and digital collections.
Wyndell Faulk, Exhibits Preparator and Fabricator
Faulk implements, designs, and fabricates specialized preservation housings, displays, and exhibition furniture for collection materials found in the Ransom Center’s permanent collections. Wyndell works as a professional preparator to assist curators and conservators for completing exhibitions within the Ransom Center Galleries.
Roy Flukinger, former Senior Research Curator
Flukinger published and lectured extensively in the fields of regional, cultural, and contemporary photography and the history of art and photography, and produced or participated in nearly 80 exhibitions. Some of his publications focused on the Ransom Center’s Gernsheim collection and other twentieth-century artists and photographers Arnold Newman, Fritz Henle, and David Douglas Duncan.
Francisca Folch, former Public Services Intern (2010-2011)
Folch was an intern in the Office of the Associate Librarian, where she provided general support for Ransom Center programs and services. She was a graduate student in the Program in Comparative Literature at The University of Texas at Austin.
Bridget Gayle Ground, former Coordinator Scholarly Programs
Ground coordinated the Ransom Center’s research fellowship program and assisted with the planning and implementation of other academic programs, including the biennial Flair Symposium. She was also a graduate student in the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin, focusing on architectural history and its representation in museums and archives.
Michael Gilmore, Library Assistant
Gilmore was a Library Assistant in the Cataloging Department from 1982-1989. He rejoined the Ransom Center in 2013 as a Library Assistant in the Reading Room. He is the author of two books of poetry, Lyrika (1982) and Restless Astronomy (2008).
Paloma Graciani Picardo, Metadata Librarian and Head, Printed and Published Media
Graciani Picardo is part of the Description & Access, Printed and Published Media team in the Library Division, where she works on projects involving Digital Collections Services, Archives and Visual Materials Cataloging, and Reader & Viewer Services. She has worked at the Spanish Bibliographic Heritage Union Catalogue and the Reina Sofia National Art museum.
Heather Hamilton, former Head of Paper Conservation
Hamilton treated unbound paper-based materials including prints, drawings, and manuscripts.
Kelsey Harmon, former Intern in English and American Literature (2010-2011)
Harmon was an undergraduate intern who assisted in the curation of gallery and web exhibitions. She studied English, History, and Spanish.
Mary Alice Harper, Photographic Archivist
Harper supervises cataloging of the Ransom Center’s photographic collections, from single prints to collective archives. She works closely with both the Cataloging and the Photography Departments to determine processing priorities and assist with collection management.
Jennifer Hecker, former Project Archivist (2005-2011)
Hecker worked on numerous collections at the Ransom Center, including the papers of Norman Mailer and David Mamet.
Cathy Henderson, Associate Director for Exhibitions and Fleur Cowles Executive Curator
Henderson has held a number of positions at the Ransom Center, including research librarian and associate librarian for manuscripts public service. In her current position as associate director, she oversees the planning and development of exhibitions at the Ransom Center.
Ryan Hildebrand, former Head of Book Cataloging
Hildebrand managed the operations of the Book Cataloging Department and contributed to Ransom Center curatorial efforts.
Leigh Hilford, former Public Affairs Intern (2017-2018)
Gabrielle Inhofe, former Public Affairs Intern
Inhofe was an undergraduate intern who majored in Plan II and International Relations and Global Studies.
Paul Johnson, Library Assistant
Johnson has been with the Ransom Center since 1974. He has cataloged a number of collections over the years, both older books and currents, and he now serves in catalog maintenance and is part of the acquisitions team.
Bethany Johnsen, former Undergraduate Intern (2011-2012)
Johnsen was an undergraduate intern who majored in English and Philosophy, focusing on the influence of eighteenth-century British moral philosophy on the gothic novel.
Suzanne Krause, former Public Affairs Representative
Krause was the editor of Ransom Center Magazine (print and digital).
Ancelyn Krivak, Archivist
Krivak is an archivist in the Description & Access Department. She has processed many collections at the Ransom Center, including the Mad Men Collection and the papers of Benjamin C. Bradlee, Robert De Niro, Nicholas Ray, and Ernest Lehman.
Elon Lang, former Archivist
Lang is a lecturer in The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Liberal Arts Humanities programs and a former part-time project archivist in the Archives and Visual Materials Cataloging Department at the Ransom Center. He has a PhD in Medieval English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, with a background in medieval and early modern English paleography and interests in digital editing and collaborative publication. He was employed to assist in the processing of the Carl H. Pforzheimer collection of English manuscripts from 2012–2014.
Christine Lee, former Director of Marketing
Lee managed marketing and membership initiatives at the Ransom Center, which included branding, graphic design, advertising, and promotional partnerships. She also assisted with the visitor services volunteer program.
Elizabeth Lovero, former Public Services Intern
Lovaro was a graduate student in the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin, focusing on new media curation and digital learning. Prior to her graduate studies she was curatorial assistant at the Whitney Museum of American Art and assistant curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara.
Jessica S. McDonald, Nancy Inman and Marlene Nathan Myerson Curator of Photography
McDonald has held curatorial positions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, and has taught courses in the history of photography and photographic books. Her anthology Nathan Lyons: Selected Essays, Lectures, and Interviews was published in 2012 by the University of Texas Press, and her essays have been published in journals such as FOAM, Exposure, and Photography & Culture.
Kelsey McKinney, former Public Affairs Intern (2011-2012)
McKinney was an undergraduate intern who majored in Plan II Honors, focusing her degree around English Literature, Italian Language, and Art History.
Peter Mears, former Curator of Art
Mears oversaw a collection of artwork from the Americas, Asia and Europe. He worked with staff in all departments to provide patrons access to the art collection and served as a liaison to faculty and students in the University’s Department of Art and Art History.
Jane Robbins Mize, former Public Affairs Intern
Mize was an undergraduate intern who studied English and Latin at The University of Texas at Austin. She also worked in the Rare Books Collection at the Benson Latin American Collection and was Deputy Editor of Foxing Quarterly.
Io Montecillo, former Public Affairs Intern (2011-2012)
Montecillo was an undergraduate intern who majored in Religious Studies and Plan II Honors, focusing on the religions of Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas.
Jill Morena, Collection Assistant for Costumes and Personal Effects
Morena joined the Ransom Center in 2003. Her current appointment as Collection Assistant for Costumes and Personal Effects involves research, cataloging, collection management, and public service.
Katherine Mosley, Archivist
Mosley is an archivist in the Archives and Visual Materials Cataloging Department. She has cataloged numerous archives at the Ransom Center, including the papers of T. C. Boyle, David Mamet, Jayne Anne Phillips, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Tom Stoppard.
Jacqueline Muñoz, former Librarian
Muñoz worked in the Cataloging Department mainly with books, both contemporary and rare, but also with media, both current and obsolete.
Emily Neie, former Undergraduate Intern (2012-2013)
Neie was an undergraduate intern who studied English Honors and Rhetoric & Writing, with her main research interests including American poetry, the rhetoric of the feminist movement, and young adult fiction.
Richard W. Oram, former Associate Director and Hobby Foundation Librarian
Oram was responsible for the Center’s collections and public services operations and served as curator of the book collection. He has written more than 25 articles related to library history and nineteenth- and twentieth-century British literature.
Rachel Platis, former Undergraduate Intern (2011-2012)
Platis was an undergraduate intern who earned degrees in Plan II Liberal Arts and multimedia journalism. Her work focused on integrating arts and culture with technology.
Aaron T. Pratt, Pforzheimer Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts
Pratt oversees research, access, and interpretation of the Ransom Center’s pre-1700 books and manuscripts. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Yale University, with specializations in the literature and culture of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, bibliography, and the history of the book.
Lisa Pulsifer, Head of Education and Public Engagement
Pulsifer’s responsibilities at the Ransom Center include event management, tours and teacher programs, and volunteer management.
Gabriela Redwine, former Archivist and Electronic Records/Metadata Specialist (2006-2013)
Redwine was responsible for processing paper and born-digital collections, developing policies and procedures for the Ransom Center’s born-digital preservation program, and maintaining Encoded Archival Description versions of the Center’s finding aids.
Courtney Reed, former Public Affairs Intern (2010-2011)
Reed was an undergraduate intern who majored in Plan II Honors and English, with a concentration in classical and pre-16th century English literature.
Margie Rine, former Associate Director for Development
Rine was chair of the Center’s grant committee and coordinated proposals to federal and state agencies, foundations, and corporations.
Molly Schwartzburg, former Curator of British and American Literature (2006-2012)
Schwartzburg worked with staff in all departments throughout the Ransom Center to develop, maintain, and interpret literary holdings in all media; she also assisted faculty, students, and scholars with their research and teaching in the book and manuscript collections.
Jenn Shapland, former Public Services Intern (2012-2013)
Shapland’s projects included cataloging parts of the David Foster Wallace papers and several personal effects collections. She earned her Ph.D. in English at The University of Texas at Austin and served as the nonfiction editor of Covered with Fur, a digital monthly from Austin small press A Strange Object.
Joan M. Sibley, Archivist
Joan Sibley is an archivist in the Description & Access department who oversees retrospective conversion cataloging of manuscripts and archives from the card catalog to online finding aids. She also frequently works on grant-funded cataloging projects, such as the Delmas Foundation Performing Arts project and the National Endowment for the Humanities project to catalog the PEN Records.
Danielle Brune Sigler, Associate Director for Scholarly Programs
Sigler oversees public programming, publications, and fellowships at the Ransom Center. Her research interests include African American history and culture and American religious history. She is co-editor of The New Black Gods.
Sarah Strohl, former Public Affairs Intern (Summer 2014)
Strohl was an undergraduate intern who studied English, sociology, and geography in the Liberal Arts Honors department and was the editor-in-chief of Texas Spoon University.
Bob Taylor, Archivist
Taylor has worked at the Ransom Center as a rare book cataloger and, currently, as a manuscripts archivist. He has processed the papers of Peter Glenville, James Jones, and Lillian Hellman, among others.
Jennifer Tisdale, Public Affairs Director
Tisdale is responsible for identifying, planning, and implementing strategic public affairs activities and programs that range from media relations to social media at the Ransom Center.
Apryl Voskamp, former Head of Preservation
Voskamp oversaw the preservation lab within the conservation department and was responsible for designing and producing a wide variety of preservation housings and structures for departments within the Ransom Center. She also worked part time in archives and visual materials and processed multiple archives, including the Norman Mailer papers.
Edgar Walters, former Public Affairs Intern (2012-2013)
Walters was an undergraduate intern who majored in Plan II Honors, focusing on American Literature, World War II History, and German Language.
Erin Willard, former Public Affairs Intern (2017-2018)
Willard was an undergraduate intern with public affairs for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Maria Weber, former Cataloger
Weber was a serials cataloger in the Book Cataloging Department who processed the Texas Sueltas collection and the George MacBeth Library serials among others.
Ady Wetegrove, former Public Affairs Intern (2012-2013)
Wetegrove was an undergraduate intern who majored in History, with her research interests including American history and material culture.
Steve Wilson, Curator of Film
Wilson has worked in the Center’s film collection since 1992 and as an Associate Curator since 2002. In that capacity he has negotiated the acquisition of several archives including the Robert De Niro collection. He has served as curator or co-curator for five exhibitions at the Ransom Center and as project director on four film preservation projects funded by the National Film Preservation Foundation. Wilson has also produced or co-produced several web exhibitions for the Ransom Center, most recently The Mike Wallace Interviews, which presents the complete video of more than 60 of Wallace’s interviews with notable figures from the late 1950s.
Natalie Zelt, former Public Services Intern (2013-2014)
Zelt was a graduate student in the Department of American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, focusing on the history of American photography and representation. She previously held a curatorial position at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and has worked at the National Archives and the Corcoran Gallery of Art.