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Evan Fay Earle, Exhibition Curator

Evan Fay EarleEvan Earle joined the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections in January of 2005. He is a 2002 graduate of Cornell University where he studied in the communication and education programs. Besides the library's Eastern Wine and Grape Archive, Evan has worked with the History of Science and Huntington Free Library Native American Collections. He also answers Cornell history related reference questions, recently assisting with research for the book "Touchdown: The Story of the Cornell Bear." He is presently helping to revise the University's records retention policy. Previously, Evan was a docent for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's art collections.

Eileen Heeran, Exhibition Coordinator

Eileen Heeran, Photo by Cynthia Lange

Eileen M. Heeran is assistant curator of rare books in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections. She received a B.A. in history from the University of Dayton, and an M.L.I.S. from Simmons College. Joining the Cornell community in November 2006, Eileen previously served as a rare and non-book cataloguer at the University of Michigan for four years, and prior to that as librarian and associate archivist of the Biltmore Estate for five years. She is active in the rare book profession, serving on numerous committees of the rare and manuscript section of the American Library Association.

Katherine Reagan, Managing Curator

As Ernest L. Stern Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts and assistant director for collections, Katherine Reagan provides leadership for curatorial programs in Cornell University Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, where she has been on the staff since 1996. Reagan teaches “History of the Book” for Cornell’s department of English, and is a past president of the American Library Association’s Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, the national organization governing the work of rare book and manuscript libraries. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and her master’s degree from the rare book program at Columbia University’s School of Library Service.

Eastern Wine and Grape Archive Exhibition Press Kit