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July 17, 2006
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Jeffrey Marshall named University Libraries' Director of Research Collections
Associate Library Professor Jeffrey Marshall has been named the University
of Vermont Libraries' Director of Research Collections, following the
retirement of Connell Gallagher, whose thirty-six years of service helped
to build collections of distinction, such as UVM's public policy archives
and artists' books collections.
Over the last eighteen years, Marshall has served as UVM Special
Collection's University Archivist, Curator of Manuscripts, and most
recently, Curator of the Wilbur Collection. Prior to that, he was a
Manuscript Curator at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, MA.
Marshall brings extensive knowledge of UVM's collections and a great body
of scholarship on Vermont history. He has produced guides to Special
Collections' photographs, Civil War papers, and University records and has
written about materials as diverse as the Dorothy Canfield Fisher papers
and photographs documenting the Winooski mills.
Marshall is the author of two books. His _A War of the People: Vermont
Civil War Letters_, features Civil War letters from UVM's Special
Collections and from archival repositories around the state and the
nation. It was a finalist for the Vermont Book Professionals'
Association's Book of the Year Award and the winner of the Society of
American Archivists' Philip M. Hamer/Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award for
increasing public awareness of archival or manuscript collections. His
most recent work, _The Inquest_, is a historical novel based on the true,
but largely undocumented, story of Experience "Speedy" Goodrich, a young
woman who died after undergoing an abortion in Burlington, Vt., in 1830.
Marshall is the recipient of a B.A. in Anthropology and an M.A. in History
from the University of Vermont. He received his M.S. in Library Science
from Simmons College.
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