Douglas Bradburn, Ph.D.
Founding Director Doug Bradburn oversees Mount Vernon’s efforts to safeguard original Washington books and manuscripts, while fostering new scholarly research about George Washington and the Founding Era. He also guides the development of leadership training programs and educational outreach activities.
Chief Librarian and Archivist
The Chief Librarian and Archivist leads the library’s collections, staff, and services. Mark is in charge of developing the collection, managing staff, and providing access and services to facilitate and promote the collection’s use.
As Research Historian, Mary is responsible for research to support programs in all departments at Mount Vernon, with a primary focus on everyday life on the estate, including domestic routines, foodways, religious practices, slavery, and the enslaved community. Mary is a vitally important resource available for consultation to researchers visiting the library looking for guidance and advice.
Director of Library Programs
As the Director of Library Programs, Stephen manages the Library’s robust Fellowship programs and scholars’ residence, popular lecture series and symposia, as well as publications. Contact Stephen with questions about fellowships, lectures, and other events.
As the Digital Scholarship Librarian, Joe is responsible for managing and developing the Library’s digital humanities projects and databases. He is also the editor of the George Washington Digital Encyclopedia and assists outside researchers with military history related inquiries.
Manager of Visual Resources
Dawn is responsible for providing access to visual resources in the collection through cataloguing and digitization as well as oversee the licensing, rights, and reproduction of external and internal images for publications, brochures, and other educational purposes.
Access Services Librarian
As Access Services Librarian, Samantha recommends and retrieves research materials such as books, microfilm, vertical files, and other materials located in the stacks, provides instruction of the catalog and databases, schedules all researcher appointments, and researches reference inquiries. Sarah also manages the reading room and processes requests through interlibrary loan.