Author wanted to write book based on an untapped archive of American letters
Untapped Archive Featured on NY Times Front Page!
Wanted: A professional historian with a publications record in 19th/early 20th C American social history to research and write a trade book based on the Ames Family Historical Collection. This previously unexplored material centers around five generations of family (1800-1990) who lived primarily in New England, Philadelphia, and St Paul MN. Letters document the families’ moves from fundamentalist Christianity through Transcendentalist influences to Unitarianism. Family members include several strong-minded, activist women who wrote extensively. Among the men are a beloved Unitarian minister and a well-known geologist/officer of the American Philosophical Society. The prospective author will be expected to develop the focus and narrative theme for the book and to prepare a publishers’ proposal. The project will involve an extended time commitment and occasional travel to the Collection’s site in Boulder, Colorado. Please visit the web site http://ameshistark.info to read the New York Times article and to see short biographies, the Finding Guide and more. If interested submit a CV and list of publications. The Collection’s owners, AmesINK, a private operating foundation, will request a phone conversation and eventually a Colorado visit if mutual interest develops. AmesINK is represented by a NYC literary agency. Contact: Linda Ames Cowan at email@example.com or mail to Linda Ames Cowan, 1545 Judson Dr, Boulder CO 80305.
Linda Ames Cowan
Ames INK, a non-profit corporation
1545 Judson Dr, Boulder CO 80305
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