What: The presentation of the 2013 Stephen E. Ambrose Oral History Award
Where: Neilson Dining Hall, Douglass Campus of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.
When: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., brunch; 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., business; Friday, May 17
Who: Historian Michael Beschloss, author or editor of numerous books making use of oral history, including Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy (Hyperion, 2011) and Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America, 1789-1989 (Simon & Schuster, 2008); members of the Rutgers Living History Society, Rutgers President Robert Barchi, faculty and students.
Background: The Stephen E. Ambrose Oral History Award is given by the Rutgers Living History Society to an author or artist who has made significant use of oral history. The Society consists of people who have given their oral histories to the Rutgers Oral History Archives. Michael Beschloss joins such luminaries as Tom Brokaw, Steven Spielberg, Studs Terkel, Ken Burns, David Isay, Rick Atkinson and Isabel Wilkerson in receiving the award.
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