L Rebecca Johnson Melvin


Phone: (302) 831-6089

Email: lrjm@udel.edu

Office: 223 Morris Library

Journalists: Andrea Boyle Tippett (UD Media Relations) can assist with interview requests for this expert. 302-831-1421, aboyle@udel.edu
  • Coordinates UD's Special Collections manuscripts unit. Johnson Melvin is highly knowledgeable about archival management of library manuscript collections.
  • Special Expertise includes primarily the management of congressional collections and personal papers of politicians and public policy makers. She served as project archivist for the papers of John J. Williams, U.S. Senator from Delaware (Williams served from 1947-1970). Melvin also managed several other congressional papers projects.
  • Well versed in the local history of Newark, Del. Johnson Melvin edited a recent collection of the city's history.
  • Can also discuss research in primary sources, scrapbooks, diaries and the archival records of local organizations, primarily women's organizations.

Curriculum Vitae:

Librarian, Library

UDaily Articles:
UD library to mark Newark's 250th anniversary March 31
Society of American Archivists honors UD librarian
UD plays major role in regional meeting of archivists

library, archival management, library management, Congressional collections, Newark, Delaware, John J. Williams