Jessica Ritchie
Special Collections and University Archives

Jessica Ritchie

Jessica Ritchie is currently the Head of Special Collections and University Archives at Old Dominion University, where she administers manuscript, archival and rare book collections in Perry Library and music special collections in the F. Ludwig Diehn Composers Room. Before joining the Libraries, Jessica was the Dickson Librarian for the Jean Outland Chrysler Art Library at the Chrysler Museum, where she oversaw the 112,000 volume art library including archival and rare book collections. Jessica’s research interests include teaching with primary sources, the politics of archives in constructing memory and identity, and developing inclusive collections, services, and work practices within archives and libraries.