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Archives Week 2019 -- Gold in the Archives: A Journalist's Hunt for Buried Historical Treasure

  • Friday, October 18, 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Newman Library 151 East 25th Street New York, NY 10022 United States

Former New York Times reporter and Baruch College Distinguished Lecturer Ralph Blumenthal tells how he researched his nonfiction books and articles in archives like the rich historical collections at Baruch College. The notable Institute of Public Administration Collection tracks the beginnings of reform government and the war against political corruption in America. It's already produced half a dozen articles in The Times, Wall Street Journal, Baltimore Sun and other publications, as well as Blumenthal's lectures at the FDR Presidential Library in Hyde Park and the Museum of American Finance on Wall Street. Blumenthal's last book, "Miracle at Sing Sing" drew on Warden Lewis Lawes's archives at John Jay College of the City University. Ron Chernow ("Hamilton"), Jeffery Eugenides and countless other bestselling authors have also struck gold in various archives. 

Capacity: 35

RSVP by Oct. 15, 2019 to: ralph.blumenthal@baruch.cuny.edu
Event (at the landmark library once home to the Muckrakers) will include Q&A and displays of historical material.


Questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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