Juli McLoone curates the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive with its many holdings on food, cooking, and domestic life.
Her engagement with food history and related subjects is rooted in both her academic background in cultural anthropology and her love of gardening & cooking. Prior to joining U-M's Special Collections Library in 2015, she was the Rare Books Librarian at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she curated collections focusing on the history and culture of the South Texas—Mexico Border Region and on the culinary history of Mexico.
She received her MA in Library and Information Science, with a Graduate Certificate in Book Studies / Book Arts and Technologies from the University of Iowa in 2009 and an MA in Cultural Anthropology, also from the University of Iowa, in 2007. She also holds a BA from Indiana University, where she studied anthropology and English literature.
She is eager to answer reference questions and help researchers find materials (including books, manuscripts, personal papers, archival collections, and ephemera) on food and foodways, cooking and dining, gastronomy, domestic life and the management of the household, entertaining, etiquette, and related topics within and beyond the U-M Library. If you are curious about how the collection could support a class that you are teaching (or your personal research), she would be delighted to hear from you.