Natalie Russell works primarily with the Library's American literature collections, with a special focus on the papers of Octavia E. Butler and Jack London. She joined The Huntington in 2006 and holds her B.A. in Cinema-Television Production from the University of Southern California and her M.L.I.S. from San José State University. Russell has assisted with Library exhibitions, including "The Harlem Renaissance in Los Angeles" and "Charles Bukowski: Poet on the Edge." In 2017, she curated "Octavia E. Butler: Telling My Stories." Russell continues to work on projects related to Butler and her papers.