Henry Knox Collection, Gilder Lehrman Archives, Volunteer

Dear Dr. Peter Wosh,
> My name is Jennifer Allen. I am the Manuscript Librarian with the
> Gilder Lehrman Collection, an archive that focuses on American
> History. I understand that we have had students from your New York
> University archive program who have volunteered with us in the past.
> We are once again looking for volunteers and were wondering if any of
> your students would be interested?
> The volunteer/intern would primarily assist us with digitizing our
> Henry Knox Collection, which consists of over 10,000 manuscript
> documents. It is our goal to have most of this collection fully
> digitized within the next six months. At this point we are more than
> half way done and have a little over 4,000 records that still need to
> be scanned.
> We are looking for a student or students who can assist us with the
> scanning and who have some prior experience working with primary
> sources. The students will be working with original 18th century
> documents and using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. They may
> also do some image processing and database work.
> Please let me know if any of your students are interested in this
> position? We would also be willing to participate in a practicum or
> some other school credit program. Students can contact me directly at
> 212-787-6616 x206 or by email (allen@gilderlehrman.com).
> Thank you,
> Jennifer Allen
> Manuscript Librarian
> The Gilder Lehrman Collection
> at the New York Historical Society
> 170 Central Park West,
> New York, NY 10024
> T: (212) 787-6616 x 206 F: (212) 787-6551

Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
Room 503
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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