Keli Rylance



Keli Rylance




(504) 247-1806


Southeastern Architectural Archive


The Head of the Southeastern Architectural Archive (SEAA) is responsible for managing the SEAA, coordinating and supervising the processing of its collections, cultivating donor support, and promoting the SEAA through exhibitions, public engagements and instruction programming.  Additionally, the department head manages the Tulane School of Architecture Library and serves as chief bibliographer for architecture and historic preservation publications.

Degrees & Professional Certifications

Ph.D.  Art History, The Pennsylvania State University

M.A. Library & Information Studies, The University of Wisconsin-Madison

M.A.  Art History, The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

B.A. Visual Arts, The University of North Dakota

Professional Affiliations

Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA)

Co-Chair, Architectural Records Roundtable, SAA

Society of American Archivists (SAA)

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP)

U.S. Board Member, DOCOMOMO

Professional Activities

Ms. Rylance has written essays for Archivaria, ARLIS/NA Reviews, Public Art Review, Tampa Bay History, The Dictionary of Artists' Models, The Encyclopedia of Gardens: History and Design, The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Architecture, and Utopian Studies.  

She has presented papers at the International Congress of the History of Art (Amsterdam), and at annual meetings of the College Art Association (Toronto), the Media Ecology Association (Boston), the Renaissance Society of America (Miami), and the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (Helsinki).

Professional Interests

Keli Rylance is particularly interested in the history of books and printing, and is currently working on a collaborative project to write a critical edition of a late seventeenth-century Spanish printer's manual with Dr. Pablo Alvarez, Outreach Librarian/Curator of Special Collections, the University of Michigan.  


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