Staff Directory

Office of the President

Catherine Allgor, President

Peter Drummey, Stephen T. Riley Librarian
617-646-0501 /

Deborah Beardsley, Executive Assistant to the President
617-646-0570 / 

Carol Knauff, Director of Communications
617-646-0554 /

Adams Papers

Sara Martin, Editor in Chief
617-646-0525 /

Rhonda Barlow, Assistant Editor
617-646-0516 /

Karen Barzilay, John Quincy Adams Diary Digital Project
617-646-0553 /

Gwen Fries,  Editorial Assistant
617-646-0556 /

Sara Georgini, Series Editor, Papers of John Adams
617-646-0569 /

Christopher Minty, Assistant Editor
617-646-0589 /

Neal Millikan, Digital Projects Editor
617-646-0553 /

Amanda Norton, Digital Production Editor
617-646-0514 /

Hobson Woodward, Series Editor, Adams Family Correspondence
617-646-0521 /


Collections Services

Brenda M. Lawson, Vice President for Collections
617-646-0502 /

Oona E. Beauchard, Paper Conservator and Registrar
617-646-0506 /

William Beck, Web Developer
617-646-0505 /

Anne E. Bentley, Curator of Art & Artifacts
617-646-0508 /

Katherine H. Griffin, Nora Saltonstall Preservation Librarian
617-646-0527 /

Nancy Heywood, Digital Projects Coordinator
617-646-0503 /

Laura Lowell, Manuscript Processor and Internship Coordinator
617-646-0559 /

Susan Martin, Manuscript Processor and EAD Coordinator
617-646-0526 /

Peter Steinberg, Digital Projects Production Specialist
617-646-0529 /

Laura Wulf, Photographic and Digital Imaging Specialist
617-646-0567 /

Mary E. Yacovone, Senior Cataloger
617-646-0504 /

Library—Reader Services

Elaine Heavey, Director of the Library
617-646-0509 /

Sabina Beauchard, Reproductions Coordinator
617-646-0542 /

Rakashi Chand, Senior Library Assistant
617-646-0545 /

Anna Clutterbuck-Cook, Reference Librarian
617-646-0561 /

Daniel Hinchen, Reference Librarian
617-646-0571 /

Brendan Kieran, Library Assistant
617-646-0551 /

Katie Loughrey, Library Assistant
617-646-0551 /    

Erin Weinman, Library Assistant
617-646-0551 / 

Ashley Williams, Library Assistant
617-646-0551 /

Shelby Wolfe, Library Assistant
617-646-0551 /


Carol Knauff, Director of Communications
617-646-0554 /

Lauren Carey, Development Associate
617-646-0518 /

Katie Loughrey, Visitor Services Associate
617-646-0500 /

Audrey Wolfe, Assistant Director of Development
617-646-0543 /

Chris Worrell, Visitor Services Coordinator
617-646-0500 /

Center for the Teaching of History

Kate Melchior, Student Programs Coordinator
617-646-0588 /

Public Programs

Gavin W. Kleespies, Director of Programs
617-646-0515 /

Sarah Bertulli, Program Assistant
617-646-0580 /

Finance and Administration

Will Tsoules, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
617-646-0511 /

Tammy Hamond, Accounting & Human Resource Manager
617-646-0510 /

Monica Cheever, Staff Accountant
617-646-0539 /

Tammy Hamond, Accounting & Human Resource Manager
617-646-0510 /


Dan Sweeney, Operations Manager
617-646-0523 /

James P. Harrison III, Custodian

Jennifer Smith, Operations Assistant
617-646-0563 /


Ondine E. Le Blanc, Worthington C. Ford Editor of Publications
617-646-0524 /

Christina Carrick, Robert Treat Paine Papers Assistant Editor
617-646-0576 /

Jim Connolly, Associate Editor
617-646-0513 /


Katheryn P. Viens, Director of Research
617-646-0568 /

Alexis Buckley, Research Coordinator & Book Review Editor
617-646-0577 /

Conrad E. Wright, Sibley Editor
617-646-0512 /

Kimberly Blockett, NEH Long-term Fellow
617-646-0533 /

Dean Grodzins, Visiting Scholar

Upcoming Events

canceled History of Women and Gender Seminar

On Fantasy

20Mar 5:30PM 2018
Location: Fay House, Radcliffe Institute

This program is canceled due to illness. This paper argues that fantasies of racial and gendered mastery—seen in law, racial performance, and sexual violence&mdash ...

Author Talk

People before Highways: Boston Activists, Urban Planners, & A New Movement for City Making

20Mar 6:00PM 2018
There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30.

In 1948, inspired by changes to federal law, Massachusetts officials started to plan highways circling and cutting through the heart of Boston. But when officials began ...

Brown Bag

From Corporate Charter to Modern Constitution: Massachusetts Transformations

21Mar 12:00PM 2018

The U.S. Constitution is not a “social contract,” but a popularly issued corporate charter.  America’s constitutional innovations&mdash ...

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Welcome to Our 2018-2019 MHS-NEH Fellows!

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