Kevin Butterfield, Ph.D.
Executive Director Dr. Kevin Butterfield 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 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.
Rebecca organizes and describes the historic records of the MVLA and Mount Vernon staff. Assists library patrons, fellows, and staff members with research and reference concerning the history of the MVLA and Mount Vernon.
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 is responsible for providing access to and developing the library's general collections and electronic resources, as well as managing all reference inquiries. Samantha is also available for research consultations.
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.