Judy Harvey Sahak

Judy Harvey Sahak

Sally Preston Swan Librarian for Denison Library

Department: Denison Library

Office Address: Denison Library

Office Phone: (909) 621-8973

Email: judy.sahak@scrippscollege.edu

Academic History

  • B.A. Scripps College
  • M.Libr. University of Washington, Seattle


Since July 2010, Judy Harvey Sahak has been the Director of the Ella Strong Denison Library and Sally Preston Swan Librarian for Denison Library. From 1976-2010, she served as Librarian of the Denison Library and Assistant Director of Libraries for the Claremont Colleges. While serving as Librarian of Denison, Judy reestablished and directed the Scripps College Press 1980-1988 and has overseen the development of the Scripps College Archives. Judy has written and lectured on the history of the book, artists' books, teaching presses, and undergraduate use of special collections. She has been called Scripps College's unofficial historian, and she researches and lectures on the history of Scripps College and its traditions. Judy graduated from Scripps College and received a graduate degree from the University of Washington. She was awarded a Durfee Foundation Grant to observe hand papermaking in China.

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