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Staff Biography

Lucy Mulroney

Lucy Mulroney

Interim Senior Director of Special Collections and Curator of Special Collections
Special Collections
Bird Library



As Curator of Special Collections at Syracuse University Libraries, Lucy is charged with the selection, acquisition, and scholarly appraisal of rare books and archival collections in a variety of media formats (manuscript, print, photographs, time-based and born-digital media). Lucy also evaluates the existing collections and helps prioritize their ongoing care and maintenance. Through her exhibitions, teaching, and publications, Lucy facilitates creative and critical engagement with the collections. Lucy also holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Art and Music Histories.

Lucy is currently writing a book on Andy Warhol's publications, which was the subject of her doctoral dissertation. Before joining the Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University Libraries, Lucy studied photographic processes at the George Eastman House, bought books at Moe's in Berkeley, and served as Editor and Publicist at the San Francisco Art Institute under Okwui Enwezor. Her research and teaching interests include modern and contemporary art in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America; the history and preservation of photography, film, and performance-based works; avant-garde and independent publishing; utopian communities and the aesthetic expression of radical ideologies; food studies and domestic science; queer theory; and the history of illustration processes and design.

Publications, Exhibitions, and Presentations

For a full list of Lucy's publications, exhibitions, and presentations visit

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