Melissa Lindberg is a Reference Librarian 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 P&P, 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 P&P’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.
Most Recent Posts
- Caught Our Eyes: An American Balloon Ascension in Japan February 8th, 2018
- Behind the Scenes: A Carefully Choreographed Scanning Project January 11th, 2018
- “Drawn to Purpose” Exhibition: What Viewers Are Saying December 21st, 2017
- Behind the Scenes: a Cataloger Unravels a Surprise November 22nd, 2017
- Breathing Life into the Day of the Dead: the Calaveras of José Guadalupe Posada November 1st, 2017