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AUTHOR: Melissa Lindberg

Melissa Lindberg is a reference specialist in the Prints and Photographs Division at the Library of Congress. She holds graduate degrees in history and library science from the University of Maryland and an undergraduate degree in history and psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Prior to joining the Library, Melissa worked in special collections at the American Folklife Center, the University of Maryland, the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Huntington Library. With a background in social history, she is often drawn toward visual materials that reflect the experiences of ordinary people. Although the Library’s documentary photographs and drawings are among her favorite collection materials, she also finds the division’s cartoons, posters, architectural drawings and fine prints endlessly fascinating.

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