Mariana Oller

LTS - Library Collections

Mariana Oller
Associate Curator Special Collections

Mariana is Associate Curator of Special Collections at Wellesley College. She provides course-integrated instruction to visiting classes, explaining the collections and the value of using primary sources, as well as lecturing on aspects of the history of the book. She delivers reference services to Wellesley College students, faculty and staff, and outside researchers. Mariana ensures access to special collections holdings through cataloging all special collections materials, creating finding aids and guidelines for bibliographic control, and building and curating digital collections. She promotes the use of the extensive Browning Collection holdings through lectures and presentations to various organizations and institutions around the country. Mariana’s responsibilities include collections management and preservation and hiring and supervising all Special Collections student assistants.

Mariana is devoted to the study of American history, most particularly the Revolutionary
War Era and the life and legacy of Alexander Hamilton. She serves as President of the
New England Chapter of The Alexander Hamilton Awareness (AHA) Society and is a
member of its Executive Committee. She is also a member of the Society of Printers and
the Boston Fencing Club.
Mariana holds a B.A. degree in History from Rhode Island College, an A.M. degree
in History from Harvard University, and a M.S. degree from Simmons in Library and
Information Science. Prior to her current position, Mariana held the position of Curatorial
Assistant in the Rare Books Department at the Houghton Library, Harvard University.