Rachel Deblinger

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Director, Modern Endangered Archives Program
  • Digital Initiatives and Information Technology

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  • Digital Archives
  • Modern Endangered Archives Program
  • Modern Jewish History


Rachel Deblinger is the Director of the Modern Endangered Archives Program (MEAP) at the UCLA Library, a granting program that funds the digitization and preservation of at-risk cultural heritage materials from around the world. Before leading MEAP, Deblinger managed the Mellon-funded Engaging Humanities Impact and Publics at The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz and was the Founding Director of the UC Santa Cruz Digital Scholarship Commons. Deblinger was also a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow at the UC Santa Cruz Library.

Deblinger earned a PhD in History from UCLA. Her research focuses on early postwar Holocaust narratives, media technology, and the efforts of Jewish communal organizations to aid survivors in Europe.

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