Video: Meet Missouri Valley Man Eli Paul

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Though all employees work with the catalog at one time or another, not all are actually in the catalog. Our new Missouri Valley Special Collections director, however, is a noteworthy exception. Watch a video interview with Eli Paul...

Do an author search for R. Eli Paul in our catalog, and you'll get four books that bear his name as author, co-author, or editor: Autobiography of Red Cloud: War Leader of the Oglalas; Blue Water Creek and the First Sioux War, 1854-1856; Eyewitness at Wounded Knee; and The Nebraska Indian Wars Reader, 1865-1877.

It's not just his published works that make Paul a great fit for the Library as manager of the Missouri Valley Special Collections, though.

Paul's prestigious resumé includes stints at the Nebraska State Historical Society, the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, and, most recently, as museum director of the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial.

Watch a video interview with Eli Paul to find out more about his background and what he hopes to accomplish as MVSC's new manager.

-- Jason Harper