Karen Adler Abramson directs the JFK Library's Archives department, which is responsible for acquiring, preserving, and providing access to primary-source materials in all formats that document the life, career, presidential administration, and associates of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. The Archives also holds the world's largest collection of Ernest Hemingway papers and photographs. The department is comprised of several units: Declassification, Digitization, Processing, and Reference Services, and operates a robust student internship program supported by the Library Foundation. Ms. Abramson has been a professional archivist for more than 20 years and joined the Kennedy Library staff in October 2010. Prior to the Kennedy Library, she served as the Archivist for Brandeis University. She holds a B.A. in Sociology and Women's Studies from Brandeis University; an M.A. in Social Welfare Policy and Women's Studies from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management (Brandeis University); and an M.L.I.S. with a concentration in Archives Management from Simmons University's School of Library and Information Science.