About Julie Mangin
My interests range from writing to gardening to natural history to genealogy to roadside attractions to kitsch to music and dance.
Since 2012, I have been on a journey to learn about my family history, since discovering the extent of mental illness in my ancestry. There were five women on my mother's side who were mentally ill and 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
Library of Congress blog posts
- Tooting our own Kazoo
January 29, 2010 by Julianne Mangin, posted in the Library of Congress blog, "In the Muse."
- Five Questions (Retiree Edition): Julie Mangin, Network Specialist
December 16, 2011 by Jennifer Harbster, posted in the Library of Congress blog, "Inside Adams."
- Nocturnal Sounds Inspired the Comic Opera The Frogs of Windham
July 21, 2016 by Julianne Mangin, posted in the Library of Congress blog, "In the Muse."
Personal blog posts and articles
- Julie and the Monkey
- Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear
- Red Licorice and Cigars
- The State Folk Dance Conspiracy: Fabricating a National Folk Dance