Staff Spotlight: Edward C. (Ted) Goodman

(Ted Goodman in front of the replica of Henry Hudson’s ship the Half Moon. Photo by Joan Kissell.)

Among the many Hudson River 400th celebratory events and publications this year, one really stands out for Avery staff: Ted Goodman’s recently published book The Hudson River Valley Reader (Cider Mill Press).

Recently WAMC Northeast Public Radio /Roundtable featured an interview with Goodman about his new book. The podcast is available at: This month’s Staff Spotlight:

Who he is: Ted Goodman is the General Editor of the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, an online index to architecture, landscape architecture, historic preservation, interior design and city planning based at Columbia University, New York City.

Years at Columbia University: Goodman joined the Avery Index in 1984. He has been editor of the Index since 1986.

Before this: He received his M.L.S. in 1982 from the University of Pittsburgh. Ted is the Past President of the Art Libraries Society of North America, an organization whose 1000 members include architecture and art librarians, visual resources professionals, artists, curators, educators, publishers, and others interested in visual arts information.

In his spare time: In addition to The Hudson River Valley Reader, Goodman is also the editor of Abraham Lincoln: the Prairie Years and the War Years, the Illustrated Edition by Carl Sandburg (Sterling Publishing, 2007). He is the author of Fire! The 100 Most Devastating Fires and the Heroes Who Fought Them (Black Dog & Leventhal, 2001) and is also the editor of Writing the Rails: Train Adventures by the World’s Best-Loved Writers (Black Dog & Leventhal, 2001) and The Forbes Book of Business Quotations (Black Dog & Leventhal, 1997).

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