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Jolie Braun

Jolie  Braun

Jolie Braun

Curator of Modern Literature and Manuscripts


(614) 688-4980

119B Thompson Library
1858 Neil Avenue

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Areas of Expertise

  • Book history and print culture
  • Archives and archival research
  • Women, gender, & sexuality studies
  • Zines and self-publishing
  • Teaching and outreach in special collections


  • MLIS with an archival concentration, San Jose State University
  • MA, English and American literature, University of California
  • BA, double major in English and Women's Studies, University of Massachusetts

As Curator of Modern Literature and Manuscripts in the Rare Books & Manuscripts Library, Jolie Braun serves as a resource for those seeking teaching and research support with modern literature and related historical collections, actively builds and manages these collections, and collaborates with instructors to provide hands-on instruction for students. She also promotes awareness and use of RBML's holdings through programming and outreach, including curating exhibitions and organizing events.

Selected Publications 

  • “From the Margins to the Center: Introducing Self-Published American Literature to Undergraduates.” Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture 21.3(2021):533-548.
  • “‘Your Zine Changed My Life’: The Impact and Legacy of Zines in Sassy Magazine.” American Periodicals: A Journal of History, Criticism, and Bibliography 30.2(2020):149-163.
  • “‘Printing books shall eventually be my trade’: Piecing Together the History of Diane di Prima’s Poets Press.” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 38.2(2019):425-433.
  • “A History of Diane di Prima’s Poets Press.” The Journal of Beat Studies 6.1(2018):3-22.

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