Faculty Book: Larry Sullivan (with a Preface by Louise Mirrer)
Larry Sullivan (with a Preface by Louise Mirrer)
The New-York Historical Society: A Bicentennial History 1804-2004
(New-York Historical Society, 2004; 125 pp.)
This history of the New-York Historical Society recounts the Society's achievements from its founding on November 20, 1804, through its bicentennial year in 2004. Over the course of 200 years, the Society has become one of the premiere research and museum collections of Americana in the country; Sullivan's detailed account, with a preface by Louise Mirrer—former Executive Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs of CUNY and current President and CEO of the New-York Historical Society—chronicles the Society's milestones in collection-building. The museum began with early gatherings of natural history specimens and ancient Egyptian artifacts but soon acquired extensive holdings of colonial and Revolutionary War manuscripts; rare books, including some printed in New York; colonial and eighteenth-century newspapers; approximately one million pieces of advertising ephemera; maps; prints; sculptures; decorative arts; furniture; and thousands of paintings. This volume also profiles many of the Society's accomplished members and officers. Sullivan is a professor of criminal justice at The Graduate Center and John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where he is also associate dean and chief librarian.
Submitted on: JAN 1, 2004