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David McKnight

David McKnight
Director, Rare Book & Manuscript Library
David McKnight
As Director of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML), David is responsible for insuring stewardship, management, discovery, and preservation of the collection and for maintaining the visibility of RBML within and outside of the Penn community. At the Penn Libraries, he has also served as Curator of the Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Image. Before coming to Penn, he headed the Rare Books and Special Collections Division at McGill University Libraries and was the Principal Librarian at McGill's Humanities and Social Sciences Library. David's research interests include the development of 20th-century Québecois literary publishing, the French avant-garde, and Paris: city of literary and artistic exile. David holds a B.A. in Honours Classics and History from McGill University, an M.L.I.S. from McGill, and an M.A. in English from Concordia University.
Office 615 Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Contact info | 215-746-5829
Contact for assistance with Manuscripts | French Language and Literature
Collection Responsibilities Modern manuscripts | French Language and Literature
Additional Information Manuscripts (overview) | Penn in Hand (facsimiles) | Finding aids
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