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 Chair of SAA’s Committee on Ethics and Professional Conduct, and as Managing Editor for the Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies. I live in North Haven, Connecticut, with my husband Eddie.