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Centennial Historians
 
  Selected by a committee appointed by Kenneth T. Jackson, Chairman of New York City 100 Historians Committee, the Centennial Historians represent a distinguished group who advised on New York City 100: Greater New York Centennial Celebration history programming in 1998. They represent all five boroughs as well as the larger community of scholars around the country. All are in writing, media production, teaching, preservation and promotion of the city's history. They all believe in the importance of the past and in understanding the present circumstances and future prospects of the great metropolis.

The list of Centennial Historians is not meant to imply that there are not other people doing important work in the field. This group will serve as the base for the creation of a larger network, the Alliance for New York City History. The Alliance for New York City History, we hope, will serve as a unified voice for members of the historical community doing work on aspects of the city's history.


Ruth Abram
Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Peggyann Accardo
Hendrick Lott House

Michael Henry Adams
Historic Preservationist

Eric W. Allison
President of the Historic Districts Council

William Asadorian
The Queens Borough Public Library

Thomas Bender
New York University

Kathleen Benson
Museum of the City of New York

Selma Berrol
Baruch College

Elizabeth Blackmar
Columbia University

Patricia U. Bonomi
New York University

Christine Boyer
Princeton University

Stephen Brier
CUNY

Norman Brouwer
South Street Seaport

Ric Burns
Documentary Filmmaker

Edwin Burrows
Brooklyn College

Robert A. Caro
Author

Marion R. Casey
Author

George Chauncey
University of Chicago

Kenneth R. Cobb
New York City Municipal Archives

Stanley Cogan
Queens Historical Society

Hope Cooke
Urban Historian

Anthony Cucchiera
Brooklyn College

Joan K. Davidson
Furthermore Foundation

Peter Derrick
The Bronx County Historical Society

Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel
Historic Landmarks Preservation Center

Richard Dickenson
Staten Island Borough Historian

Howard Dodson
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Andrew Scott Dolkart
Columbia University

Franny Eberhart
Historic Preservationist

Stan Fischler
Subway and Sports Historian

James Marston Fitch
Historic Preservationist

Juan Flores
Hunter College

Joshua Freeman
Queens College

John J. Gallagher
Author

Deborah Gardner
Landmarks Preservation Commission

Stephen Garmey
Christ Church

Margot Gayle
Historic Preservationist

Joan Geismar
Urban Archeologist

 

 



Richard Gilder
Gilder Foundation

Leonora A. Gidlund
New York City Department of Records & Information Services

Paul A. Gilje
University of Oklahoma

Evelyn Gonzalez
William Paterson College

Betsy Gotbaum
The New-York Historical Society

Jeff Gottlieb
Central Queens Historical Association

Channell Graham
Preservation League of Staten Island

Ron Grele
Columbia University

Anthony Gronowicz Brooklyn College

Mitchell Grubler
Staten Island Historic Preservationist

David Hammack
Case Western Reserve University

Gabriel Haslip-Viera
Hunter College

Gary Hermalyn
The Bronx County Historical Society

Scott Heyl
Historic House Trust

Clifton Hood

Hobart and William Smith College

Ada Louise Huxtable
The New York Times
Kenneth T. Jackson
Columbia University

Marjorie Johnson
Staten Island Historian and Geneologist

Celedonia Jones
Manhattan Borough Historian

Jay Kaplan
New York Council for the Humanities

Ned Kauffman
Municipal Art Society

Jessie Kelly
Brooklyn Historical Society

Thomas Kessner
CUNY, Graduate School

Evelyn King
Teacher

Edward B. Kirkland
Historic Presevationist

Jeffrey Kroessler
Historic Preservationist

Jonathan Kuhn
New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

Sarah Bradford Landau
New York University

George Lankevich
Bronx Community College

Richard Lieberman
LaGuardia Community College

Henry F. Ludder
Queens Borough Historian

Robert Macdonald
Museum of the City of New York

John Manbeck
Brooklyn Borough Historian

Howard Markel
University of Michigan

Joan Maynard
Society for the Preservation of Weeksville
and Bedford Stuyvesant History

Kathleen A. McAuley
Edgar Allan Poe Cottage and Valentine House

Richard McDermott
The New York City Chronicle



William McMillen
Historic Presevationist

John McNamara
The Bronx County Historical Society

Thomas Mellins
Author

David Ment
Columbia University

Nicholasa Mohr
Author

John Mollenkopf
Author

Carlyle Morris
Historic Preservationist

Robert Morris
National Archives

John C. Muir
Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment

David Nasaw
CUNY

Joan Nestle
Lesbian Herstory Archive

Edward T. O'Donnell
Hunter College

Brenda Parnes
New York State Archives

Marjorie Pearson
Landmarks Preservation Commission

Nelidia Perez
Hunter College

Jon A. Peterson
Queens College

Richard Plunz
Columbia University

Hugh Powell
Staten Island Historian

Diane Ravitch
Author

Henry Hope Reed
Historic Preservationist

David Reimers
New York University

Clara E. Rodriguez
Fordham University

Roy Rosenzweig
George Mason University

Charles Sachs
New York City Transit Museum

Virginia Sanchez-Korrol
Brooklyn College

Byron Saunders
Queens Historical Society

Jeff A. Saunders
Queens Historic Preservationist

Joel Schwartz
Montclair State University

Vincent Seyfried
Author

Barnett Shepherd
Staten Island Historical Society

Arlene Simon
Landmarks West

Robert Sink
New York Public Library

Robert A. M. Stern
Columbia University

John Tauranac
Author

Jack Taylor
Historic Preservationist

John Tchen
New York University

Susan Tunick
Friends of Terra Cotta

Lloyd Ultan
The Bronx Borough Historian

Richard C. Wade
CUNY

Morton Wagman
Kingsborough Community College

Mike Wallace
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Judy Walsh
Brooklyn Public Library

Vicki Weiner
Greenwich Village Preservation Society

Craig S. Wilder
Williams College

Sean Wilentz
Princeton University

Carol Willis
Columbia University

Sherrill D. Wilson
New York African Buriel Ground

Roger Wines
Fordham University

Anthony Wood
Historic Presevationist

Shirley Zavin
Author

Steven Zeitlin
City Lore, Inc.