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 will also guide 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.
Special Collections Librarian
Michele is responsible for developing and preserving the library’s growing collection of rare books, manuscripts, and archival material related to George Washington, Mount Vernon, and the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association. She also leads the effort to re-create George Washington’s library. Contact Michele with any questions regarding the library’s special collections.
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.
Archival and Digital Historian
Adam serves as editor of the Digital Encyclopedia of George Washington, supports digital history initiatives, and facilitates access to Mount Vernon’s institutional archival collections. Contact Adam with any questions or requests related to the MVLA institutional archives or digital history projects.
Manager of Special Initiatives
As Manager of Special Initiative, Stephen manages the Library’s robust Fellowship programs and scholars’ residence, the popular lecture series and symposia, as well as publications. Contact Stephen with questions about fellowships, lectures and other events.