Daria Wingreen-Mason

Branch Librarian

Daria has worked in the Smithsonian Libraries since 1999, first as a cataloger and then as a special collections information specialist. Rare and medium-rare materials are her thing. She loves ephemera, book history, material culture, and book illustration techniques, and has a special fondness for Rare Book School. Tune into the Libraries Twitter feed on Thursday mornings when she features highlights and hidden treasures from the Research Annex stacks. When she's not sorting and shelving and getting dirty at work, she takes great pleasure in yoga, the culinary arts, and raising a Lego fan.

Articles and Slides

Posts published on Smithsonian Libraries' blog "Unbound"

"Lepidochromy: Butterfly Transfer Prints" October 31, 2014
"Smithson’s Cookbook: English Curry" May 23, 2012
"Like the Lorax? Meet Ann" April 12, 2012
"Cooking from the Collections: James Smithson's Gingerbread and More" December 16, 2011
"A. Sydney Waller: A Ridgeback’s Best Friend" October 10, 2011
"There Are No Duplicates: APHA Visit" December 10, 2010
"Smithsonian Scientists Discover Sea Monsters!" April 1, 2009

Co-curated two exhibition cases featuring collection holdings:

"Art of African Exploration" 2008/2009. National Museum of Natural History, Constitution Lobby.
"Fascinating-Endangered Rhino" 2012/2013. National Museum of Natural History, Evans Gallery.

Authored digital tour for object featured on Smithsonian X-3D website:

"Who was David Livingstone" 2013