SAFA Staff

Julie Golia, Public Historian and Project Co-Director

Julie is a scholar of American history, with interests in the history of women and gender, media, and popular culture. Julie received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2010, where she served as a teaching fellow and wrote a dissertation examining the cultural and economic history of advice columns in early twentieth-century newspapers. As a public historian, Julie has helped produce documentaries including the 2003 film “Tupperware!” She has researched and curated digital and physical exhibits at New-York Historical Society, the Columbia Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and Brooklyn Historical Society. And she gives vibrant and informative walking tours in neighborhoods across Brooklyn and Manhattan. She hopes that SAFA will continue to break down boundaries between academic and public history, and reveal the intellectual joys of using the BHS collections to a new generation of students. Email Julie.

Robin M. Katz, Outreach and Public Services Archivist and Project Co-Director

Robin was previously the Outreach Librarian for the University of Vermont Libraries’ Center for Digital Initiatives. At UVM, Robin helped a wide range of constituents to collaboratively produce unique digital research collections. She has also worked to connect people to primary sources at Kent State University’s Special Collection and Archives Department, Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Ingalls Library, and the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Gund Library. She expects that SAFA will demonstrate the many benefits of incorporating primary source research in undergraduate education, and she hopes the project will inspire similar collaborations nationwide. Email Robin

Lauren Onifer, SAFA Archives Assistant

Lauren is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Library and Information Science at Pratt Institute. Lauren graduated from Clark University in May 2011 with degrees in English Literature and Philosophy. She has previously worked at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts on various projects in the expediting, graphic arts, and periodicals departments. Lauren’s interests include special libraries, archives, and rare books and she is very excited to be involved with the SAFA project at BHS.

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