Katherine Ziobro is a student of Loyola University Chicago in her Junior year studying English/Creative Writing with a minor in Shakespeare Studies. She is grateful to be working with the Jesuit Libraries Provenance Project, an organization dedicated to the goal of “uncover[ing] the history of the acquisition and use of Loyola’s original library books.” You can learn more about the JLPP, its research, and its team here.

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Katherine is conducting research that asks what plays and playwrights (and possibly works of poetry) were found necessary to bring to the library in the nineteenth century and further: what Catholic, political, and social implications of that play could have made it important to teach or even perform within Loyola’s Jesuit community at that historical moment. Katherine enjoys working with the JLPP because she knows it will provide her with skills in research, the digital humanities, and a newfound understanding of Jesuit values and ideals that she intends to keep close to heart as she pursues teaching theatre history and creative writing at the collegiate level.

Thank you for reading and celebrating the history of our library!

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