About This Project
This collection was created as a project for an independent study project by Andrea Meyer in the New York University Public History and Archives M.A. program. The goal of this site is to compile digital sources on the American Revolutionary War Culper spy network, and Benedict Arnold's treason. Many of these sources appear transcribed in the key sources on the ring, but are never cited.
This project was only possible through the extensive help of Dr. Amanda French, Digital Curriculum Specialist, and Dr. Peter Wosh. Dr. French and Dr. Wosh patiently suffered through all sorts of software and server problems. Several manuscript collections were very gracious and helpful. Maurita Baldock and New-York Historical Society's Manuscript Collection provided great encouragement, even after plans changed. Archivist Marci Vail at East Hampton's Long Island Collection was very helpful, and her colleague Gina Toell did not quit or run away when I requested about 30 images of 18th century manuscripts. East Hampton's Steve Boerner also managed to find resources I still had yet to find after years of research, and worked hard to help researchers connect with each other. Also, Historian Alexander Rose kindly responded to emails helping locate documents he used in his book Washington's Spies. And John Burke, who found everything 30 years before I even started looking, needs to be recognized first for taking a 12 year old researcher seriously, and all his kindnesses for over 10 years (including driving into Manhattan and Albany in the same day), and constantly providing reference assistance on this project.