Head shot of Julie Mangin, image of bridge with message "LIVE IN THE LIGHT"

About Julie Mangin

My interests range from writing to gardening to natural history to genealogy to roadside attractions to kitsch to music and dance.

Personal blog posts and articles

Family History

Since 2012, I have been on a journey to learn about my family history, since I discovered that there were five women in my ancestry who were mentally ill, and had spent time in state mental hospitals during the first half of the twentieth century. I have used my skills as a librarian, a genealogist, and a writer to make sense of all that I have learned. >> more

Natural history

Local history


Library of Congress blog posts