Posted on January 9, 2020 at 8:39 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Acclaimed biographer Robert Caro has donated his considerable archive to the New York Historical Society.

Caro has won the Pulitzer Prize twice for his biographies Master of the Senate (about President Lyndon B. Johnson) and The Power Broker (about New York City’s master builder, Robert Moses), in addition to many other honors.

Notes from and transcripts of interviews he did to write those books – five hundred alone from the Moses work — are included in his donation, according to the New York Daily News.

In a statement, Louise Mirrer, president and CEO of the New York Historical Society, expressed deep gratitude for Caro's gift. 

“Making Robert Caro’s remarkable archive available to the public will give generations of scholars and researchers access to priceless documentation of some of the 20th century’s most influential public figures,” she said.

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