About Julianne

Julianne Mangin (pronounced Man-jin) is a retired librarian with a thirty-year career in Federal government libraries, including the Library of Congress (1998-2011). She is now an independent researcher, writer, local and family historian, and cemetery preservation advocate. Her first book, Secrets of the Asylum is the result of several years of deep research into the mysteries of her family. She has also done extensive research on historic sites of Montgomery County, Maryland including the Aspin Hill Pet Cemetery; the Woman’s Commonwealth of Washington an early feminist commune in Colesville; and Will Adams, an an African American fiddler from Ken-Gar. She is currently researching the history of the Montgomery County Poor Farm and Almshouse for presentation at the Fall 2023 Montgomery County History Conference. Her essays and book reviews have appeared in Severance Magazine, AGS Quarterly: Bulletin of the Association for Gravestone Studies, Le Forum (University of Maine, Orono), the Library of Congress blog, “In The Muse,” and The Old-Time Herald.

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