Rachel Hendrick

Rachel Hendrick ImageEmail: rachel.hendrick@uconn.edu

Office: Wood Hall 308

Advisor: Nancy Shoemaker

Area of interest: Eighteenth-century British North America

BFA, Art History, Pratt Institute, 2007
MLIS, Rare Books and Special Collections, Long Island University, 2012

Current Research Interests: A Connecticut native, Rachel is interested in the history of colonial New England and the thirteen colonies. Her current research focuses on Benjamin Franklin and his network of printers, the history of the book, and the material culture of the handpress era.

Presentations: “From Genoa to Franklin: Tracing Northern-Italian watermarks through Colonial-American printing.” International Paper Historians (IPH) Virtual Congress, Washington, DC, June 7-11, 2021.