December 15 Public History Class Program

On December 15, from 6:30 until 8:00, the Introduction to Public History class will be presenting a public program on Tompkins Square North in conjunction with the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. I have pasted in the information below (which is also available on the society’s website at: Should be a fun event, and if you are interested in attending and seeing what your classmates and colleagues are doing, RSVP to the society at the address below.

Tompkins Square North:
Anatomy of an East Village Block
A Presentation by the NYU Public History & Archives Class
Wednesday, December 15
6:30- 8:00 P.M.
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at NYU
53 Washington Square South, Suite 201
(between Thompson & Sullivan Streets)
Free; reservations required.
RSVP to or (212) 475-9585 ext. 35

Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful blocks in the East Village, East 10th Street between Avenues A and B along the north side of Tompkins Square Park retains a wealth of architectural detail that has changed little since its original construction in the mid-19th century. In conjunction with GVSHP’s architectural resource survey of the East Village, students in the Introduction to Public History course in NYU’s Public History and Archives Program will present their semester-long research about the people who called this neighborhood home. Looking at three distinct time periods, from 1860-1890, 1900-1930, and post-1930, the students will discuss how they went about their research and present their findings.

GVSHP’s programs are generously funded by: the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Council Member Rosie Mendez, and State Senator Tom Duane and Assembly Member Deborah Glick through the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Support is also provided by GVSHP members.

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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