Leo Hershkowitz

Leo Hershkowitz is professor of history at Queens College, where he is the director of the Historical Documents Collection. Hershkowitz has written books on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century New York history, including Tweed’s New York. Hershkowitz sits on a number of committees on archives and landmark preservation in New York, including the New York City Mayor’s Committee on Archives.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Leo Hershkowitz." (Viewed on November 14, 2019) <https://qa.jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/hershkowitz-leo>.

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