rosemary k. j. davis


I am Accessioning Archivist for the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.  Prior to joining the Beinecke, I worked at institutions including Amherst College and Duke University’s Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library. I have processed the collections of experimental filmmakers, riot grrls, novelists, jazz musicians, and anonymous feminist art collectives. I received my MSLIS + Archives certificate from Pratt Institute and my BA with concentrations in Art History + Writing from the New School. In 2015, I was awarded an IMLS-RBS Fellowship for Early-Career Librarians and in 2020, I received an SAA Foundation Strategic Growth Grant for my research focused on contemporary archival accessioning practices. Currently, I serve on the Steering Committee for SAA’s Women Archivists Section,  as Vice-chair for SAA’s Committee on Ethics and Professional Conduct, as Co-chair for the New England Archivists’ Inclusion and Diversity Committee, and as Managing Editor for the Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies. I live in North Haven, Connecticut, with my husband Eddie.