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Special Collections and Archives Staff

James Branch Cabell Library

Ray Bonis, Senior Research Associate or (804) 827-3575
Ray Bonis is a 1988 graduate of VCU. He has worked in the department since 1992. He coordinates reference and other departmental activities.

Yuki Hibben, Interim Head and Curator of Books and Art, Special Collections and Archives or (804) 828-8837
Yuki Hibben serves as part of the leadership team for Special Collections and Archives and is committed to engaging our students, faculty, and community through outstanding collections and services. Hibben oversees collection development and management for the Libraries’ rare book and art holdings, including nationally significant collections in the comic arts and contemporary artists’ books. She also manages the university’s permanent collection of art, which was held by the Anderson Gallery until its closure in 2015. Prior to this appointment, Hibben served as the Collection Librarian for the Arts, building resources in all formats to advance VCU’s top-ranking School of the Arts. She has also taught studio art courses for Virginia Commonwealth, Drexel, and Temple universities. Hibben holds an M.S.L.S. from the Catholic University of America, an M.F.A. in sculpture from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, and a B.A. in fine arts from the College of William and Mary. She is a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists and is fluent in Japanese.

Cindy Jackson, Library Specialist for Comic Arts or (804) 827-3572
Cindy Jackson graduated from VCU in 2005 with a M.A. in English. Jackson manages one of the largest collections of comic arts in the country, which includes comic books, graphic novels, original art, fan publications and rare periodicals. She enjoys meeting with students and faculty to discuss their research projects and teaches a range of classes related to graphic narrative. 

Jessica Johnson, Processing Archivist or (804) 628-2548
Jessica Johnson processes archival and manuscript collections. Her areas of interest include material culture, public history and women's history. She holds an M.S. in information science and an M.S. in history from the University of Albany, SUNY and a B.A. in history from University of California, Santa Cruz.

Laura Muskavitch, Accessioning and Processing Archivist or (804) 828-2579
Laura Muskavitch accessions, processes and describes archival and manuscript collections held by Special Collections and Archives. She enjoys helping people access historical materials and the stories they tell. She is a certified archivist who holds an M.A. in history and a certificate in museum studies from the University of Delaware and a B.A. in history and international relations from the College of William and Mary.

Andrea Kohashi, Teaching & Learning Librarian or (804)827-3573
Andrea Kohashi provides instruction in Special Collections and Archives working primarily with artists’ books, rare books, and primary source materials. She is interested in book art production, research, and scholarship and exploring innovative ways to engage with primary source materials. Kohashi holds an M.A. in Library and Information Science and an M.F.A. in Book Arts from the University of Iowa. She received a B.A. with a major in architecture from Washington University in St. Louis.

Tompkins McCaw Library

Andrew Bain, Library Specialist or (804) 628-2255
Andrew Bain manages the Tompkins-McCaw Library's collection of health sciences artifacts and instruments, performing technical processing, collection care, photography, research and research assistance. He designs and curates physical and digital exhibitions of library materials. A 2005 graduate of James Madison University with a B.A. in interdisciplinary social science and history, he is interested in the history of medicine, science, technology, public history and the interpretation of the past for a variety of audiences.

Margaret Turman Kidd, Project Archivist or (804) 828-3152
Margaret Turman Kidd processes collections, creating exhibits and providing reference assistance. Her research interests include the history of Virginia, medicine, women and religion (primarily Methodists). Kidd holds a M.S. in American history from the University of Richmond, a M.S. in information science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a B.A. in history from Emory & Henry College.

Jodi Koste, University Archivist and Head or (804) 828-9898
Jodi Koste directs the University Archives program and manages Special Collections and Archives at the Tompkins-McCaw Library. She has written and made frequent presentations on the history of VCU and its predecessor institutions. Her other research interests include nursing history, Civil War medicine and archival education. Koste holds the M.A. and the B.A. in history from Old Dominion University.

Contact Us

James Branch Cabell Library: or (804) 828-1108.
Hours: Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Appointments are recommended.

Tompkins-McCaw Library: or (804) 828-9898.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Appointments are recommended.


VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
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Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-0636

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