Board of Trustees & Council of Overseers

Board of Trustees

  • Benjamin C. Adams, Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
  • Oliver F. Ames, Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
  • Edward B. Baldini
  • Levin H. Campbell, Jr.
  • Prof. Nancy Cott
  • Prof. Annette Gordon-Reed
  • G. Nathaniel Jeppson
  • René F. Jones
  • Anthony H. Leness, Treasurer
  • Anne Craige McNay
  • G. Marshall Moriarty, Chair, Council of Overseers
  • Claire Nee Nelson
  • Lisa B. Nurme
  • John O’Leary
  • Frederick G. Pfannenstiehl
  • Robert G. Ripley, Jr.
  • Byron Rushing
  • Paul W. Sandman, Chair, Board of Trustees
  • James W. Segel
  • Michael Shea
  • R. Newcomb Stillwell
  • William N. Thorndike
  • Edward L. Widmer
  • Judith Bryant Wittenberg, Secretary

Catherine Allgor, President

LIFE TRUSTEES

  • Bernard Bailyn
  • Honorable Levin H. Campbell
  • Henry Lee

TRUSTEE EMERITI

  • Charles Ames
  • Frederick D. Ballou
  • William C. Clendaniel
  • Nancy R. Coolidge
  • William R. Cotter
  • Herbert P. Dane
  • Arthur C. Hodges
  • John F. Moffitt
  • Lia G. Poorvu
  • L. Dennis Shapiro
  • James M. Storey
  • John L. Thorndike
  • Hiller B. Zobel

Council of Overseers

  • Dean Atkins
  • Richard D. Batchelder, Jr.
  • John G. L. Cabot
  • Leah Camhi
  • Peter A. Caro
  • Prof. Joyce E. Chaplin
  • Constance B. Coburn
  • Karilyn Crockett
  • Arthur G. Epker, III
  • Iris Fanger
  • Joan Fink
  • Newell Flather
  • Peter R.O. Fleiss
  • Michael B. Fox
  • Henry Louis Gates
  • Rev. Dr. Gregory G. Groover, Sr.
  • Sharlyn Heslam
  • James DeK. Houghton
  • Susan W. Hunnewell
  • Paul Kuenstner
  • Haven Ladd
  • Robin M. Lawrence
  • George Lewis
  • Janina Longtine
  • Jonathan Loring
  • Robert B. Minturn
  • Penny Outlaw
  • Richard N. Pierson, III
  • Daniel Rasmussen
  • Elizabeth G. Ryland
  • Mary Rogers Saltonstall
  • Kristin Servison
  • Steven M. Tadler
  • Louisa Thomas
  • John L. Thorndike
  • W. Nicholas Thorndike
  • John Winthrop
  • J. Rodman Wright

Upcoming Events

Online Event; Author Talk

Picturing Political Power: Images in the Women’s Suffrage Movement

3Jun 5:30PM 2020
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REGISTER HERE Picturing Political Power offers a comprehensive analysis of the connection between images, gender, and power. This examination of the fights that led to ...

Author Talk; Online Event; Adams Series

Laid Waste! The Culture of Exploitation in Early America

5Jun 2:00PM 2020
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REGISTER HERE After humble beginnings as faltering British colonies, the United States acquired astonishing wealth and power as the result of modernization. Originating ...

Author Talk; Online Event

Books for Idle Hours: Nineteenth-Century Publishing and the Rise of Summer Reading

11Jun 5:30PM 2020
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REGISTER HERE The publishing phenomenon of summer reading started in the nineteenth century, as both print culture and tourist culture expanded in the United States. ...

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