Jesse Erickson, Senior Assistant Librarian
Senior Assistant Librarian
University of Delaware
220 Morris Library
Dr. Jesse Ryan Erickson is a bibliographer and researcher in the study of special collections, print culture, and book history. He received his certification in descriptive bibliography in 2009 from the California Rare Book School. In 2010, he graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in History with departmental honors in recognition of his senior thesis on the bibliographic history of the Malleus Maleficarum. He earned his Master of Library and Information Science in 2014, specializing in book history and librarianship, and he received his doctorate in Information Studies from UCLA in 2016.
Dr. Erickson served as Programs Chair for the Southern California Branch of the American Printing History Association from 2014 and 2016. Previously, he has worked at institutions such as the Getty Center and the Charles E. Young Research Library. In 2013, he curated "The Power of Provenance" - a minor exhibit on the history of Southern California bibliophiles, and, that same year, he completed a full index for the Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Collection located in the Department of Special Collections at UCLA's Charles E. Young Research Library.
Dr. Erickson's past publications include a published version of his senior thesis, "The History of the Malleus Maleficarum: A Bibliographic Study" and, more recently, the article "Revolution in Black: Black American Alternative Press and Popular Culture at the End of the Twentieth Century" which was printed in the 2011 issue of Publishing History. Other publications include his reviews for Humanism and Libraries: An Essay on the Philosophy of Librarianship by Andre Cossette and Modern Print Activism in the United States edited by Rachel Schreiber. His primary research interests include ethnobibliography, African American publishing and printing, and American Ouidiana.
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