Gotham Center Program

September 28th – “Manhattan Projects: The Rise and Fall of Urban Renewal in Cold War New York” The United Nations. Stuyvesant Town. Lincoln Center. Join author Samuel Zipp (Brown University) with Jennifer Hock (Middlebury College) Joshua Guild (Princeton University) and Marshall Berman (CUNY Grad Center) as they discuss the ascent of post-War Manhattan to a modern world city and its decline into crisis. Urban renewal was at the heart of this cultural and physical transformation. Book signing to follow.

Please Note:The CUNY-Graduate Center has instituted a fee for all Gotham Center Forums. Tickets are $8, Members, $6. No Surcharges. To purchase tickets to this and other upcoming forums, call 212-868-4444 or click hereReservations must be made online. No phone or e-mail reservations are possible.

As usual, there will be a stand-by line for each event in case a particular Forum is sold out. You must appear in person the day of the event and get your name on the stand-by list that will be kept at the ticket table. That list is first come, first served and the seats will be made available at 6:15 p.m.

And please read the latest postings on our Gotham History Blotter, on the mosque issue by Mike Wallace and Jim O’Grady, by clicking here.

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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