Historian Wosh Recognized by Society of American Archivists


Peter Wosh, director of NYU’s Archives and Public History program, has received the 2013 Council Exemplary Service Award given by the Society of American Archivists.

Historian Wosh Recognized by Society of American Archivists
Peter Wosh, above, director of NYU’s Archives and Public History program, has received the 2013 Council Exemplary Service Award given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA). Image courtesy of SAA.

Peter Wosh, director of NYU’s Archives and Public History program, has received the 2013 Council Exemplary Service Award given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA).

The award, presented during SAA’s annual meeting in August, honors his work as the SAA Publications Editor.

“The award recognizes a special contribution to the archives profession, and especially to SAA,” the organization said in its announcement.

Wosh served as SAA Publications Editor from February 2007 through February 2013. During his tenure, 20 books were published by SAA and joint opportunities were pursued with allied publishers.

Wosh also pursued collaborations with the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan to publish Campus Case Studies series and with Brigham Young University to publish The Interactive Archivist. In addition, the associated noted, Wosh positioned SAA to launch the new modular series Trends in Archives Practice following a three-year research and development process.

Wosh, a faculty member in NYU’s Department of History, has recently authored Waldo Gifford Leland and the Origins of the American Archival Profession and edited Public Relations and Marketing for Archives.

Founded in 1936, the Society of American Archivists is North America’s oldest and largest national archives professional association.

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