Research Assistant Needed


I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at Uc Berkeley. I am in New York conducting research for the 2009-2010 academic year. I am blind and seeking a research assistant to aid me in my doctoral research. Could you please forward the following message to your respective lists?

Thank you very much for your help in this matter.

Best regards,
Helaine Blumenthal


I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at UC Berkeley. I am in new York for the 2009-2010 academic year where I am conducting doctoral research. I am blind and am seeking an individual to assist me in my research.

I focus on post-WWII Jewish and Eastern European history.

I require an individual who can devote 1-2 days per week in the archives with me. A typical day goes from about 10-4. I require a commitment through the end of June 2010.

pay is $15/hour.

Knowledge of other languages is helpful, but not required.

If interested, please contact Helaine Blumenthal at

Individual will begin as soon as possible.

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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