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The Gotham Center for New York City History Awarded $250,000 for Writing Fellowships

The Gotham Center Awarded $250,000 to Establish Writing Fellowship Program

The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation has awarded $250,000 to The Gotham Center, at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, to establish a fellowship program, "Writing the History of Greater New York." It is the center's first such grant. Four one-year awards of $40,000 will be conferred in 2020 and 2021 on scholars with promising book manuscripts nearing completion.

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Garment Industry History Initiative

Garment Industry History Initiative

The Gotham Center is partnering with the Leon Levy Foundation on a project documenting the history of New York City's garment industry, to encourage further research on the business during its heyday. The project will include a series of public programs, a website showcasing lives of various figures, a symposium on understudied aspects of the industry’s past, the creation of comprehensive bibliography of scholarship, and the making of a documentary film, “Dressing America,” to be aired on public television.

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The Giuliani Papers

The Giuliani Papers

In 2002, former Mayor Giuliani, in an unprecedented move, took personal custody of his official city papers. Historians, archivists, and a wide range of citizens responded by signing our petition, urging Mayor Bloomberg to cancel the arrangement. In 2003, the City Council passed a law, which Bloomberg signed, in effect outlawing any future Giuliani-style privatization of the Archiving of Mayoral papers. Browse the links below for a history.

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