Molly Newcomb

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PhD researcher

Molly Newcomb
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Molly Newcomb
Information School
The Wave
2 Whitham Road
S10 2AH

I am a final year PhD student from the United States. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from The Florida State University and a Master of Science in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archival Management from Simmons College.

PhD project

Title: "A Temple Unabridged with Priceless Treasure: An Investigation of the Library as Intellectual Sanctuary in Times of Conflict."

The aim of this thesis is to critically explore the impact of public libraries on the communities they served during times of conflict. Specifically, this study will seek to investigate if the public libraries of Yorkshire served as a place of intellectual sanctuary for the local working-class during the First World War.


Research interests
  • Archives
  • Archive Management
  • Historical Preservation
  • Librarianship
  • History of Libraries
  • Library Equality
  • Gender Equality in Libraries