Public Services Archivist
Contact & Office Hours
Monday to Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Neilson Library 306
M.L.I.S., University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D., Art History, University of Leicester
M.A., Material Culture Studies, University of Sheffield
B.A., Art History, Smith College (2004)
In her position, Miriam manages the Special Collections reading room, provides reference support to researchers in the reading room, directs the undergraduate student assistant program, and provides support for the Special Collections instruction program.
Miriam began her professional life in museums, working in a number of museums across the country before pivoting to work in Special Collections. Prior to joining Smith, she was the Instruction and Public Services Archivist at WVU and the Reference Archivist at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Outside of work, Miriam enjoys spending time with her dog, watching most Bravo shows, and cross stitching.
Country house tourism, architectural history, access and inclusion in special collections
Cady, Miriam. “Developing Archival Instruction for Undergraduate Writers.” Presentation at the Appalachian Studies Association Annual Conference, March 18, 2022.
Society of American Archivists, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS), Abolition in Special Collections working group