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BACKGROUND

Jamie Mastrogiacomo is pursuing an M.A. in history with a certificate in public history. She graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in English and American Studies and a concentration in book studies. Her interests include nineteenth-century America, focusing on literature, print, and popular culture – particularly tourism and recreation history.

Previously, Jamie worked for the National Museum of American History and was a summer fellow at Historic Deerfield. She has a background in archives and material culture, and she hopes to continue working in museums as a curator and practitioner of public history.

In her free time, Jamie studies twentieth-century music history and collects Beatles books and ephemera. She received an honorable mention in the 2020 Honey & Wax Book Collecting Contest and was featured in the Paris Review and Fine Books & Collections Magazine.