Martha Briggs
Lloyd Lewis Curator of Modern Manuscripts, The Newberry

Martha Briggs is Lloyd Lewis Curator of Modern Manuscripts at the Newberry. More than 800 manuscript and archival collections dating from around 1700 to the present fall under her jurisdiction. The collections include railroad corporate archives, the Midwest Manuscript Collection, the Midwest Dance Collection, the Ayer Modern Manuscript Collection, and the Newberry Library's institutional archives. She is a graduate of Brown University, and holds master's degrees in history and library science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Columbia University.