Jennifer Pleska

Greenwich Village History Blog

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The Power of George Templeton Strong's Diary


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Digital Archive

My work for the digital archive will focus on the life of George Templeton Strong and his relationship with Greenwich Village. Additionally, I plan to utilize his diary, kept between 1835 and 1875, to research his life and New York City society in the mid to late nineteenth century.

Web Exhibit

My web exhibition for this course will concentrate on the life of George Templeton Strong, a New York City resident, real estate attorney, and civic leader. The exhibit will be based on research using George Templeton Strong's original personal diary, which ranged from 1835 to 1875. During my research, I plan to examine the social history of Greenwich Village as viewed through Strong's eyes and diary entries. I will focus my exhibit on major events recorded in the diary, including the New York City Draft Riots of July 1863 and the end of the Civil War in April 1865.

Research Question: What is George Templeton Strong’s legacy in New York City and Greenwich Village?

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The Life of George Templeton Strong: From Private Diarist to Historic Figure

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