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-Feldman, Exhibits and Special Projects Manager

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

Andrea Reithmayr, Special Collections Librarian for Research and Collections
Contact for questions/donations related to printed books, architectural collections, Bragdon Family Papers, Ellwanger & Barry and other horticultural collections

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