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Geoffrey Ward

Historian, screenwriter

For twenty-five years or so, I have been very lucky to be able to write books or public television scripts about everything from jazz music and the Civil War and baseball to Bengal tigers and Frank Lloyd Wright and Franklin Roosevelt. I could not possibly have done any of it if I hadn't had access to the extraordinary collections of The New York Society Library. The Library's stacks are indispensable—and that the fact that as a member one is free to explore them on one's own is a joy now only rarely encountered anywhere else in the city. As a New Yorker, I can't imagine trying to write without The New York Society Library.