Recipient of the Scone Foundation Award to Speak on Archiving U.S. Army Military History


NEW YORK, November 11, 2008 The Scone Foundation will host a lecture given by Dr. Conrad Crane, director of the U.S. Army Military History Institute, and recipient of the 2008 Scone Foundation Archivist of the Year Award.

WHAT: "From Past to Policy: Using History to Make History"

WHEN: November 17, 2008, 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Columbia University, Casa Italiana, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue

Conrad Crane is currently the Director of the U. S. Army Military History Institute at Carlisle Barracks, PA. He joined the Strategic Studies Institute in September 2000 after 26 years of military service that concluded with 9 years as Professor of History at the U.S. Military Academy. He has written or edited books on the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and Korea, and published articles on military issues in such journals as The Journal of Strategic Studies, The Journal of Military History, The Historian, and Aerospace Historian, as well as in a number of collections and reference books. Dr. Crane will be introduced by Richard Kohn, Professor of History and Peace, War, and Defense, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The event is co-sponsored by The Scone Foundation, the Friends of the Columbia Libraries, and the Columbia Journalism Review. For more information, or to attend, please respond to cul-events@columbia.edu. To view a listing of events, visit www.alumni.libraries.columbia.edu.

The presentation of the Scone Foundation Archivist of the Year Award will follow the lecture. The award is presented annually by the Scone Foundation to recognize an archivist who has made considerable contributions to his or her profession or who has provided significant support to scholars conducting research in history or biography. For more information about the Scone Foundation, email sconefoundation.com or call 212-600-4168.

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