Rare Books & Special Collections Staff

Miranda MimsJoseph N. Lambert and Harold B. Schleifer Director, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation

Lev Earle, Processing Archivist

Autumn Haag, Assistant Director​
Contact for questions/donations related to Susan B. Anthony and women's rights, Frederick Douglass, William Henry Seward, the Post Family, and political collections. 

Jessica Lacher-FeldmanExhibits and Special Projects Manager

Weckea Dejura LillySpecial Collections Project Archivist for the Louise McIntosh Slaughter congressional papers

Melissa S. MeadJohn M. and Barbara Keil University Archivist and Rochester Collections Librarian
Contact for questions/donations related to University history, papers of former faculty, staff, and administrators, and the Ward Project
mmead@library.rochester.edu / Schedule an appointment

Melinda Wallington, Library Section Supervisor, Rare Books 

Phone: (585) 275-4477
Fax: (585) 273-1032

Mailing Address: 
Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Rush Rhees Library, Room 225
500 Joseph C. Wilson Boulevard
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627-0055