Wendy Korwin has spent most of her days since college working in libraries. At the University of Virginia, she checked out undergraduate course reserves until 2 a.m. and learned that you needed to type “videorecording” into the library catalog to find the VHS tapes and LaserDiscs.
After completing a master's in Library Science at Simmons College and working for several years in youth services, Wendy returned to graduate school at the College of William & Mary. Thirteen short years later, she earned her doctorate in American Studies by writing about advertising and literacy in the early 1900s.
Wendy has processed archival collections for the College of William & Mary’s Special Collections Research Center, the Pembroke Center at Brown University, and the Providence, Rhode Island Public Library. She moved to Ohio in 2018 and began working at the Ohio History Connection the following year, holding positions as a Government Records Archivist and Project Archivist for the Warren G. Harding papers before joining the curatorial team in 2022.