Ryan Reft

Ryan Reft is a historian of the Modern U.S. with a focus on domestic policy and politics in the Manuscript Division. He oversees collections pertaining to the law, Congress, journalism, non-governmental organizations, and LGBTQ+ activism. He co-curated the 2017 exhibition, Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I and has been writing for various Library blogs since 2015. He also co-authored two library guides: The Federal Paper Chase: Judges' Papers in the Manuscript Division and Richard Nixon's Political Scandal: Researching Watergate in the Manuscript Collections at the Library of Congress.

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