Graduate Center Archivist John Rothman

John Rothman began to shape the Graduate Center’s Archive when he joined the staff on February 14, 2001. For the past 12 years, Mr. Rothman has offered form and description to the Graduate Center’s archive, now comprising about 390 linear feet.  After over 11 years of work with the raw data of the Graduate Center’s history — presidential papers, organizational documents, and a range of paraphernalia — his knowledge about the organization is decidedly unparalleled. Check the link above to review Mr. Rothman’s archival finding aids.

Mr. Rothman joins the Graduate Center with the most distinguished of archival credentials. His archival career spans nearly 50 years. He was editor of the New York Times Index from 1964-1976, and then the New York Times Director of Information Services 1967-1975. He developed the Index and the paper’s Reference Library, the Photo Library, and the News Research Section. He then advanced to Director of the New York Times Research & Information Technology 1975-1981. He ended his professional work as Director of the New York Times Archives, 1981-1990. In 1991 he began private consulting. His clients included Cyrus R. Vance (former U.S. Secretary of State); William W. Scranton (former Governor of Pennsylvania); Newsday, Inc.; the Pierpont Morgan Library; and the Museum of the City of New York.

John Rothman is currently at work on the Doctoral Students Council paper archive. Find him in the Graduate Center archive most Mondays and Wednesdays before 4 p.m. in the Graduate Center Archive, C196.04; jrothman@gc.cuny.edu.

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