Stephen Greenberg

Stephen Greenberg

Stephen Greenberg

Adjunct Lecturer


PhD, History, Fordham
MSLS, Columbia


Stephen Greenberg has been a rare book librarian in the Washington DC area for over twenty-five years. He holds a PhD in History from Fordham University, and a library degree from Columbia University, where he studied with Terry Belanger. Since 1992, he has worked in the History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine at NIH. Currently, he is Section Head for Rare Books and Early Manuscripts. He has taught the history of the book and related courses at the University of Maryland, the Catholic University of America, and at Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. He has received numerous awards for his teaching and publications, including the NIH Award of Merit, and the Lisabeth M. Holloway Lifetime Service Award, given by Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences, the national professional organization in that field.

Research Interest

Pamphlet publication and distribution during the 17th century
History of medical publishing and bibliography
Interaction of printing, publishing, and photography from the invention of the medium to the present


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