The John Carter Brown Library, an independent institution located on the campus of Brown University, has held one of the world’s outstanding collections of 15th-19th-century primary sources – including books, maps, manuscripts, and other printed materials – related to all aspects of the so-called “New World” for over a century. Karin Wulf, who joined the library as the Beatrice and Julio Mario Santo Domingo Director and Librarian last year, will discuss the importance of the early Americas and how the deep past continues to shape our future, how the library has contributed to what we know about this critical history, and what we can expect from this storied institution over the next years.
This event was made possible with the support of Joseph A. Chazan, M.D., and Vicki Veh.
--Karin Wulf is a historian of early America, the Beatrice and Julio Mario Santo Domingo Director and Librarian of the John Carter Brown Library, and Professor of History, Brown University. She is the author or editor of award-winning scholarly books and essays, and she regularly writes for general audience publications about history, archives, and the importance of humanities scholarship.