Practitioners of Public History document, preserve, interpret and
make accessible cultural resources using traditional fieldwork
methods combined with electronic media.
Applicants are expected to demonstrate a strong background in the
humanities and social sciences, familiarity with media technologies
and a commitment to community service. Given the growing merger of
issues relating to collecting information and collections
accessibility in libraries, archives and museums, students in the
program also are encouraged to pursue a Master of Library Science
degree from St. John’s American Library Association-accredited
Division of Library Science. An Archival specialization is
Kristin M. Szylvian, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History/ Library and Information
St. John’s University
St. John Hall, Room 244-J
Queens, NY 11439