Erin C. Blake
Erin C. Blake is currently the Senior Cataloger responsible for art and manuscripts at the Folger Shakespeare Library. She first came to the Folger in 2000, as Curator of Art and Special Collections. In 2014, she became the Folger’s Head of Collection Information Services. After a four-year tour of duty in senior management, she happily returned to working hands on with the collection in 2018. Outside the Folger, she served as Chief Editor of Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Graphics), the national standard for art cataloging in libraries, and she remains an active member of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Rare Books and Manuscripts Section. She holds a Ph.D. in Art History from Stanford, and has written and lectured widely on issues related to book illustration.