Michaela Ullmann

Michaela Ullman

Michaela Ullmann is the Exile Studies Librarian at USC Libraries’ department of Special Collections where she has been since 2006. She holds a Magistra Artium degree (M.A. equivalent) in Cultural Anthropology and Archaeology from University of Bonn (Germany), and a Master of Library and Information Sciences degree from San José State University.  At the USC Libraries, Michaela works with the Feuchtwanger Memorial Library, home to Lion Feuchtwanger’s invaluable 30,000 volume rare book collection, as well as papers by German-speaking intellectuals and artists who fled Nazi-Germany and came to Los Angeles in the 1930s and early 1940s. In addition, she leads her department’s instruction group, designs and facilitates primary source instruction in a wide range of subject areas, assists researchers, expands USC’s holdings in the field of Exile Studies, and regularly organizes conferences for the International Feuchtwanger Society. Her publications include: Felix Guggenheim: Life and Work on Two Continents, in:  Feuchtwanger Studies, Vol. 3, edited by Ian Wallace, Peter Lang (2013); A Unique Collaboration: Freshmen Orientation & Special Collections, with Elizabeth Namei, in: Society of California Archivists Newsletter (Winter 2013); Felix Guggenheim, in: Immigrant Entrepreneurship: German-American Business Biographies, 1720 to the Present, edited by R.D, Wadhwani, German Historical Institute (2012); and A Year in the Life of the Feuchtwanger Memorial Library, in:  Against the Eternal Yesterday – Essays commemorating the Legacy of Lion Feuchtwanger, edited by Bill Dotson, Marje Schuetze-Coburn, Michaela Ullmann, USC Libraries (2009).

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