About the Bloggers

Jessie Kratz, Historian of the National Archives is managing editor of Pieces of History. She manages the National Archives History Office and runs the agency’s oral history program. Jessie has been with the National Archives since 1999. She loves American History, especially anything related to Alexander Hamilton. Jessie has a B.A. from St. Ambrose University and M.A. from the George Washington University.

Mary Ryan is managing editor of National Archives News and received her B.A. in history from the University of San Francisco and M.A. in history from the College of William & Mary. She’s worked at the National Archives for many years on Prologue, books, and various other print and online publications.

Hilary Parkinson is a public affairs specialist at the National Archives. She has a master’s degree in medieval studies from the University of York in England. She is passionate about words, books, and the past. She enjoys finding, developing, and writing content for the National Archives Facebook page, Twitter, and the Pieces of History blog.