Profile: Meet USC Libraries Special Collections Archivist Michaela Ullmann
From The Daily Trojan:
For USC Libraries Special Collections archivist Michaela Ullmann, every day is an adventure into the lives of World War II era German exiles.
Ullmann, an exile studies librarian, received her master’s degree in cultural anthropology in Germany. Exile studies, however, go much deeper than basic anthropology. Ullmann’s work focuses on the group of German-speaking exiles who fled to Southern California during World War II.
In addition to collecting papers and materials, Ullmann analyzes the impact of this community of exiles on the Los Angeles cultural scene. She finds materials that show how German exiles influenced the Los Angeles art, music and literary movements of the time.
Beyond curating the exile studies collection, Ullmann also engages in library outreach. She invites professors and their classes to experience Special Collections for themselves, tailoring the content of the archive to fit the needs of the visiting class.
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