The purpose of the Chapter shall be to support professional development and communication among members of the Visual Resources Association in the Mid-Atlantic region, which includes: central and eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, southern New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Officers and Contact:


Jennifer Kniesch, Dickinson College


Lael J. Ensor-Bennett, Johns Hopkins University

 Mid-Atlantic Minutes and Reports and Mid-Atlantic Chapter Bylaws

News & Meetings:

Our most recent meeting was hosted by our chapter member, Cindy G. Frank, at University of Maryland, College Park. Many thanks to Cindy, Quint Gregory, Aaron Ginoza, the jsgmakerspace and the Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting Department for making our day so fun.


Previous itinerary:

9:30am | Business meeting in the Collaboratory with coffee and danish (Foyer of the Collaboratory​, https://michellesmithcollaboratory.umd.edu/, room 4213 Parren Mitchell building–AKA. Art Sociology Building, https://goo.gl/maps/AKij4bSce3D2​)

10:15am | Talk by Aaron Ginoza, UMD Li​braries Social Media Coordinator (Collaboratory room 4213, ​Parren Mitchell Building)​

11:15am | Tour with Quint Gregory, Director of Michele Smith Collaboratory (Collaboratory room 4213​, Parren Mitchell Building)

12:15pm | Lunch Boxes from Jason’s Deli. Room TBD. https://www.jasonsdeli.com/catering-menu

1:30pm | Tour of MakerSpace in McKeldin Library

2:45pm | Tour of Architecture Library to view Cindy’s digital area and image collections and Tour of digitization area in Hornbake Library

4:30pm | Happy Hour (Art House or Milk Boy)

​5pm-7pm | Special Collections and University Archives “For Liberty, Justice, and Equality: Unions Making History in America” Opening.​ Hornbake Library Special Collections Room, https://hornbakelibrary.wordpress.com/2017/08/26/the-equal-rights-amendment-labors-fight-for-true-gender-equality/, https://www.lib.umd.edu/alumniandfriends/library-events)


Join the Mid-Atlantic Chapter:

Membership is open to any VRA member, including those outside DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA, DC, and WV area. If you need to become a VRA member join here! Regular Chapter membership dues are $15 per calendar year and $10 per calendar year for students and retired members in tandem with VRA Individual or Institutional memberships. Separately, there is Regional-only membership for $25 per calendar year.

To join login to MyVRA (MemberClicks located in the sidebar) and select Separate Donations and/or Chapter Memberships. After it has been approved, you will receive an email and hyperlink from Basecamp, where you will be subscribed to the Chapter’s listserv.

Members and Representing Institutions:

  • Catherine D. Adams, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Kathe Hicks Albrecht, Independent Scholar (Honorary)
  • Kerry Annos, The Barnes Foundation
  • Grace Barth, James Madison University
  • Brett Carnell, Library of Congress
  • Sonya Coleman, Library of Virginia
  • Emily Crockett
  • Lael J. Ensor-Bennett, John Hopkins University
  • Cynthia G. Frank, University of Maryland
  • Peggy Frankenberger, WSP Global Inc.
  • Millie Fullmer, Vanderbilt University
  • Susan Gillett, National Archives
  • Meghan Gross, Baltimore Museum of Art
  • Jessica Gutacker, Franklin & Marshall College
  • Macie Hall, Johns Hopkins University
  • Pamela R. Hawkes, College of William and Mary
  • Jodi Hoover, University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Wendy Johnson, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library
  • Kathleen Jordan, Library of Virginia
  • Jeannine Keefer, University of Richmond
  • Jennifer Kniesch, Dickinson College
  • Carolyn J. Lucarelli, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Tansey Matthews
  • Catherine May
  • Maureen McCadden, Longwood Gardens
  • Stephanie Movahedi-Lankarani, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Julia Murphy, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution
  • Dale Neighbors, Library of Virginia
  • Sarah Osborne Bender, National Museum of Women in the Arts
  • Sherrie Rook, George Mason University
  • Beth Royall, West Virginia University
  • Victoria Russo, Historical Society of Pennsylvania
  • Samuel Sadow, American University
  • William Sealy, Vanderbilt University
  • Nancy Shelton, Old Dominion University
  • Vicki Sipe, University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Chris Strasbaugh, The Ohio State University
  • Steven Tatum, Virginia Tech
  • Christina B. Updike, James Madison University (Emerita)
  • Woody Woodis, Library of Congress
  • Ann Woodward, Johns Hopkins University
  • Rhonda Yeager, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Helena Zinkham, Library of Congress