Today in 1862 Edith Wharton, author of novels such as The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence that sharply chronicle the New York society of her upbringing, is born Edith Newbold Jones in a Chelsea brownstone.
Mariam Touba, Reference Librarian, studied History and Political Science at Rutgers University and holds an M.A. in Librarianship from the University of Denver. She has served the New-York Historical Society since 1981.
Laura Washington, Vice President of Communications, has managed communications and media strategy for the New-York Historical Society since May 2005. She has a B.A. in History from Vassar College. She serves on WNET’s Tri-State Community Advisory Board, is a member of WNET’s Programming Committee, and is a founding member of the Council of Urban Professionals Leadership Board.
Susan Kriete, Reference Librarian, holds an M.L.S. from the Palmer School, Long Island University, and a J.D. from the University of Michigan School of Law. She has been fielding reference requests in the Department of Prints, Photographs and Architectural Collections of the New-York Historical Society since 2007.