Victoria Thur, M.A., M.L.S., C.A.

Victoria Thur
Assistant Dean for Special Collections, Archives, & Distinctive Collections | Associate University Librarian
(561) 297-3787
S.E. Wimberly Library Room 259, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431

Victoria Thur is a rare book librarian and has served FAU Libraries for 21 years. In 2009, she joined the Special Collection Team where Victoria leads, curates, and manages the library’s distinctive collections: Marvin & Sybil Weiner Collection, Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Recorded Sound Archives, and University Archives. Special Collections materials range from the 16th century to the modern era, including rare books and manuscripts, photographs, artists’ books, records, and other primary materials. Victoria and the Special Collections team curate exhibits, hosts class visits, and engage with the local community and researchers to access materials, lectures, and programming. In 2019, Victoria became the Assistant Dean for Special Collections, Archives, & Distinctive Collections.

  • CA (2023) Certified Archivist, American Certified Archivists
  • MLS (2008) Library and Information Studies, University of South Florida
  • MA (2006) History, Florida Atlantic University
  • BA (2000) History, Florida Atlantic University

  • Co-director with Dr. Adrian Finucane, Grant EH-281241-21, “The Revolution in Books” National Endowment for the Humanities $ 141,929.00 2021-2022 

  • Thur, V. (2009). “War, Law, and the Librarian: The Creation, Precedence, and Passage of the USA PATRIOT Act and Its Effects on Libraries,” Journal of Access Services, 6: 4, 437-445. DOI: 10.1080/15367960903098838    

Material Culture, Print Culture, Book History, Rare Books

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