Research and Library Services

Todd Pattison




Art and Photographs

Todd Pattison, Conservator, works to preserve and care for the collection of books, manuscripts, and fine art. Todd comes to American Ancestors/NEHGS with more than 25 years of experience from the Northeast Document Conservation Center, and has also worked as Collections Conservator at the Harvard College Library. He has an undergraduate degree in Art History from Nazareth College, an M.L.S. from the University of Alabama, is a Fellow in the American Institute for Conservation (AIC), and has taught the course “American Publishers’ Bookbindings, 1800-1900” for Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. 

Areas of expertise: Conservation of books, manuscripts, art on paper and photographs, the production of the American book in the industrial era, and the general history of European and American bookbinding.