ART Program


Please join the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York and the Metro NYC Chapter of ARMA for a provocative discussion of our professional perspectives on WikiLeaks and the ramifications for the archives and records profession.

Do WikiLeaks and its complex, attendant issues shift our conceptualization of our roles as information professionals? How might WikiLeaks change the public’s views on usage of and access to archives and records? To what extent is the most recent release of diplomatic cables a product of information mismanagement?

Addressing these and many more questions, our confirmed speakers include Trudy Peterson, former Acting Archivist of the United States (1993-1995) and current representative for the Society of American Archivists on the Department of State’s Historical Advisory Committee; Fred Pulzello, Solutions Architect in the Information Governance practice at MicroLink LLC; Jim Fortmuller, Manager of Systems Security at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP in Washington, DC; Mark Matienzo, Digital Archivist in Manusc-ripts and Archives at Yale University Library; and Derek Bambauer, Associate Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School. The panel will be moderated by Peter Wosh, Director of the Archives/Public History Program and Clinical Associate Professor of History at New York University.

Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Place: Center for Jewish History

15 West 16th Street, Manhattan

Entrance on 16th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues

Time: 5:15 PM – Recommended arrival time

5:30 – 7:30 PM – Panel – Auditorium

7:30 – 8:30 PM – Refreshments – Grand Hall

Subway Directions: 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, and W trains to the 14th Street and Union Square station. F, V, L, and PATH trains to the 14th Street and 6th Avenue station. 1, 2, and 3 trains to the 14th Street and 7th Avenue station.

Fee: Admission for ART and ARMA members is $5. Admission for all others is $10.

RSVP: To Jennifer Anna by Monday, January 17th at No exceptions. Within the body of your message please provide your first and last name and specify if you are a member of ART and/or the Metro NYC Chapter of ARMA or if you are unaffiliated with these organizations. Please be sure you can attend before responding. Space is limited. This event may be video-recorded; in attending, you automatically consent to being recorded.

VERY IMPORTANT: Please note an attendee list will be provided to the security staff; your name must be on the list in order to enter the building. Guests will be required to pass through a security screening.

If you are a person with a disability and require reasonable accommodations to attend this program, please contact Rachel Miller at or 212-294-8301 x1054 at least 7 days in advance so that we can make appropriate arrangements. CJH’s accessibility details can be found here:

This meeting is also made possible with generous financial support from MetLife.

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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