Hagley Heritage Curators
We preserve the stories of American enterprise.
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About

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History

Since 1961, Hagley Library has fostered public and scholarly understanding of business history. Today, it is considered the world's preeminent research library devoted to the history of American enterprise. Attracting visitors from around the world, we have one of the strongest collections documenting the history of American business activities since the late 18th century through to today. We have been preserving and managing businesses' records for dozens of years, ranging from Avon Products to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. 

Hagley Heritage Curators (HHC) began in 2015 to support the increased demand for our library services. To meet the needs of current partners and to expand to serve new partners, we created the HHC program to standardize the services we offer. 

When you work with Hagley Heritage Curators, you benefit from the professional expertise of the Hagley Library. With curators, librarians, archivists, conservators, and historians on staff, our talented team is ready to help you preserve your business's history in business history.

 

Get in touch

We know you're busy. We also know that one size doesn't fit all. That’s why we offer free records assessments and a wide range of services and projects to fit every budget and business plan.

Let us help you preserve your history and tell your story.

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Staff

 

 
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Associate Library Director, Collections Development

Michelle DiMeo, PhD

A historian by training, Michelle has been directing projects in libraries and archives for almost ten years. At Hagley, she liaises between businesses and library staff to oversee deposits and services for the Hagley Heritage Curators program. She also teaches in the University of Pennsylvania’s History and Sociology of Science department.

 

 
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Director of Library Services

Erik Rau, PhD

Erik has directed Hagley Library since July 2011, and led the development of the Hagley Heritage Curators program. Before that, he taught world, American, and technology history at Drexel University for 14 years, helping to build its program in Science, Technology & Society.

 
 

managing archivist

Clayton Ruminski

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Clayton holds advanced degrees in both History and Archival Science with a background in the history of American business and technology. At Hagley, he assists with acquiring new collections, sets cataloging standards, and oversees a team responsible for processing archives.


Curator, Published Collections

Max Moeller

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Max has worked in special collections libraries for twenty years, with more than half of that experience as a curator at Hagley. He focuses on collection development and managing the efforts of the Published Collections department.


Library conservator

Laura Wahl

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Laura has a degree in photography, and is a graduate of the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation. At Hagley she manages the treatment and preventive care of the library's collections.


Curator, audiovisual collections & Digital initiatives

Kevin Martin

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Kevin has nearly twenty years of experience working with historical records in research libraries. He oversees curatorial duties related to photographs, moving images, and audio recordings as well as the digitization operations for Hagley.

 


Director, Center for the history of business, technology and society

Roger Horowitz, PhD

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Roger initiates and manages the library’s outreach efforts to academic and public audiences. By organizing events and developing online content, he is responsible for promoting library resources to potential users. He is a historian of food, technology, and business.


Oral history program manager, center for the History of Business, Technology and Society

Benjamin Spohn

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Ben oversees Hagley’s oral history collecting projects. He has a background in oral and digital history and has been involved with bringing collections to wider audiences since he was a M.A. student.