History of Astronomy: Meet the Curator

Photo of librarian Peggy Daub.Peggy Daub is a curator and outreach librarian in the Special Collections Library. She came to the University of Michigan Library in 1982, serving first as head of the Music Library and then as director of the Special Collections Library from 1989 to 2011, after which she returned to teaching and curating.

Daub loves history. She says, “I like understanding how those who came before us understood the world.”

When she began working in the Special Collections Library, Daub was fascinated by the library’s Galileo manuscript. “Items like this tie us together, and help us feel a connection with history.”

She became curator of the History of Astronomy Collection in 1989, and in that role connects the campus community with some of the library’s greatest historical treasures.

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