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F. Michael Angelo, MA

F. Michael Angelo is the University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for Thomas Jefferson University. He prepares exhibits about University history, coordinates donation and cataloging of alumni papers and departmental records, and prepares the content of the University Archives website (

Interests & Expertise

Contact Michael with questions about

  • University history and the history of medicine,
  • rare books and art works in the Special Collections,
  • people who have attended or worked for Jefferson,
  • permission to use materials from the University Archives and Special Collections in a publication,
  • what to do with University records, and
  • how to donate the papers of an alumnus/a or employee.

If you use the online archives reference form to send us a question, he is the staff member who will answer.

Background & Training

Michael received a BA at Michigan State University and an MA in history and archival management and historical editing from New York University. Before he came to Jefferson in 2001, he worked as the Library Director and Archivist at Philadelphia's Independence Seaport Museum and Library, and prior to that, was the Director of Archives and Special Collections on Women in Medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania (now part of Drexel University).

Professional Activities

Michael is a member of the Delaware Valley Archivists Group, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC), and the Society of American Archivists (SAA). He has served on the local arrangement committees for SAA and MARAC and has presented papers at various archives and history conferences. He also has published essays, articles and contributed to several encyclopedias.

Personal Interests

A longtime member of the Schuylkill Canal Association, he serves as Vice President on its Board of Directors. Very interested in historic preservation, he and his wife are (slowly) restoring a Berks County tavern and inn built in the 1830s.

Michael Angelo

Scott Memorial Library
1020 Walnut Street,
Room 401
Philadelphia, PA 19107
fax: 215-923-3203

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