Papers of Benjamin Franklin — Assistant or Associate Editor

The Papers of Benjamin Franklin—Assistant or Associate Editor

The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Yale University, seeks a full-time editor with a strong background
in late 18th- century American political and intellectual history to assist in preparing the
remaining seven volumes of the edition, covering the end of Franklin’s mission to France (1784-
85) and his final years in Philadelphia (1785-90). Duties will include research, drafting and reviewing
annotation, proofreading texts, and analytical indexing.
Required: PhD or equivalent experience, excellent analytical and writing ability, strong organizational
skills, ability to collaborate with a dedicated team. Experience in documentary editing and
reading knowledge of French helpful. AA/EOE.
Contact: Send letter of application, c.v., and names of three references to Ellen Cohn, Editor, The
Papers of Benjamin Franklin, PO Box 208240 Yale Station, New Haven, CT 06520.

Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017

Peter Wosh

About Peter Wosh

Professor Wosh directs the program in Archives and Public History at NYU. Professor Wosh’s research has focused primarily on American religion, American institutional cultures, and archival management issues. His background includes work as an archivist in a variety of academic and nonprofit institutions, including: Director of Archives and Library Services, American Bible Society (1989-1994); Archivist/Records Manager, American Bible Society (1984-1989); University Archivist, Seton Hall University (1978-1984). He is the author of Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records, with Menzi Behrnd-Klodt (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005); Covenant House: Journey of a Faith-Based Charity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005); Spreading the Word: The Bible Business in Nineteenth-Century America (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994); The Diocesan Journal of Michael Augustine Corrigan, Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, 1872-1880 (Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1987); as well as articles in various archival, historical, and library journals. Professor Wosh’s current research involves editing the published writings of Waldo Gifford Leland, a pioneering archival theoretician, for the Archival Classics series published by the Society of American Archivists.

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