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Guide to the Records of the Public History Program RG.20.9

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Collection processed by Ashley Jones and Julianna Monjeau. Additional processing by Claire Wolford.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on August 07, 2019
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Container list updated by John Zarrillo Container list updated by Kelly Haydon and John Zarrillo to reflect digitized media and access copies Record updated by Rachel Searcy to reflect 2014 accretion Media formats were corrected by Christine Gennetti  , December 2017 , July 2018 , April 2019 , August 2019

Descriptive Summary

Title: Records of the Public History Program
Dates [inclusive]: 1981-2007
Abstract: This collection contains the administrative records and semester projects of the Public History Program at New York University. Founded in 1981 by Paul H. Mattingly and Daniel J. Walkowitz, the Public History graduate program at NYU was one of the first of its kind in the nation. For its first several years, it existed as a three-course concentration within the History department. In 1985, an Introduction to Public History course was created, which involved a yearlong collaborative research project that focused each year on a different New York City neighborhood or theme, and which culminated in an all-day workshop presented to both faculty and the public, including residents of the neighborhoods in which research had been conducted. In 2007 the program combined with the Archival Management and Historical Editing Program, creating the Archives and Public History Program.
Quantity: 17.5 Linear Feet in 20 boxes
Location: These records are stored offsite. Please contact the repository for access.
Call Phrase: RG.20.9