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Advisory Commitee

  • Arthur Gelb, Chairman, Advisory Committee, The New York Times Company Foundation
  • Kenneth T. Jackson, Chairman, Centennial Historians, Columbia University
  • Ruth Abram, Lower East Side Tenement Museum
  • Linda Amster, The New York Times
  • Ken Auletta, The New Yorker
  • Ric Burns, Steeplechase Films
  • Cora Cahan, New 42nd Street
  • Mary Schmidt Campbell, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
  • Robert Caro, Author
  • Kinshasha Holman Conwill, Studio Museum in Harlem
  • Rudolph F. Crew, Chancellor of Schools
  • E. L. Doctorow, Author
  • Vartan Gregorian, Carnegie Foundation
  • Pete Hamill, Author
  • Don Hewitt, CBS/60 Minutes
  • Oscar Hijuelos, Author
  • Al Hirschfeld, Artist
  • Frances Degen Horowitz, Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York
  • Cheryl Hurley, Library of America
  • John Leo, U.S. News and World Report
  • Bette Bao Lord, Author
  • Robert Marx, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
  • Yolanda Moses, City College
  • Jay Oliva, New York University
  • George Rupp, Columbia University
  • James Sanders, Steeplechase Films
  • Vincent Sardi, Restaurateur
  • Arthur Schlesinger, Historian
  • Judith Shapiro, Barnard College
  • Robert A.M. Stern, Architect
  • Elie Wiesel, Nobel Laureate


  • Ric Burns, Steeplechase Films
  • Betsy Gotbaum, New-York Historical Society