Lesya Westerman

Hello there! Lovely to meet you. 

I'm a lover of rare books, tattered photographs, and most things arcane. Recently, I have graduated with an Master in Library and Information Science from the University of Washington, focusing on Archives and Special Collections. Post-graduation I hope to work with libraries and museums who prioritize equitable access to their collections, whether they be rare textual objects or visual works of art. 

Beyond that, I enjoy the simple things in life: perfecting my croquembouche, attempting figure skating, and reteaching myself Latin. I happily reside in San Francisco with my girlfriend, our three cats, and an ungodly number of houseplants.

Research Interests

Early Modern Recipe Books

Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts

Pre-19th c. Grimoires

19th & Early 20th c. Spirit Photography

Equitable Access in Rare Books Libraries

Decolonizing Archival Descriptions

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*Work and research opportunities are also welcome


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