Leon Levy Center for Biography

Greetings from the Leon Levy Center for Biography! I would like to make sure your students and faculty are in the loop about our future events and our upcoming fellowship competition.

As you may know, we put on about five events each semester, including the annual Conference on Biography and the annual lecture. We’ve talked with distinguished biographers and thinkers such as Robert Caro and Arnold Rampersad; we’ve discussed everything from archival strategies to the sad state of the biopic. We’re looking forward to an exciting Fall of programming, kicked off by Ron Chernow on September 28, who will be discussing his forthcoming biography of George Washington, Washington: A Life (Penguin, October 2010).

In addition to our lectures and roundtables, we want to make sure your students and faculty working in biography are aware of our fellowship, which honors four biographers each year with writing space and a generous stipend of $60,000. We will begin accepting applications this summer.

Can you put me in touch with the caretaker of your department email list so that I may forward on our announcements for consideration? Any other information about reaching your students and faculty would also be much appreciated.

Thank you for your time!

Caitlin Delohery

Caitlin Delohery
Project Coordinator
Leon Levy Center for Biography
CUNY Graduate Center
Room 6104
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016
O. 212.817.2008

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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