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Staff Biography

Lucy Mulroney

Lucy Mulroney

Senior Director for the Special Collections Research Center
Special Collections
Bird Library



Lucy Mulroney is the Senior Director of the Special Collections Research Center at the Syracuse University Libraries. She leads a diverse staff of specialists dedicated to preserving and providing access to the University's signature rare and archival collections. Through original manuscripts, photographs, architectural plans, industrial design prototypes, graphic artworks, audio and moving image media, and rare printed materials, the Special Collections Research Center offers scholars and students a vibrant research and learning environment. Before joining the Special Collections Research Center, 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. She holds a Ph.D. in Visual and Cultural Studies from the University of Rochester. Her research and teaching interests include modern art in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America; the history and preservation of photography, film, and performance-based works; and avant-garde publishing and the book trade. Lucy also holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Art and Music Histories, and she is currently completing the manuscript for her book, Andy Warhol, Publisher, which is under contract with the University of Chicago Press.

Publications, Exhibitions, and Presentations

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