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Gary "Doc" Hermalyn is an American historian and author, based in New York City. He is an Edgar Allan Poe scholar,[1] and an authority on the history of The Bronx.[2][3] Hermalyn is editor/author of 172 publications on urban history, geography, education, natural history and exploration.[4] He is CEO of The Bronx County Historical Society.[5]

Gary Hermalyn
Born
Alma materColumbia University
OccupationHistorian
OrganizationThe Bronx County Historical Society
Known forHistories of The Bronx, Edgar Allan Poe and New York City.
Notable work
Publications of the Bronx County Historical Society: 1955-2000

BiographyEdit

 
The Bronx County Historical Society Research Library and The Bronx County Archives.
 
Some of Hermalyn's books on display.

He grew up in the Gun Hill-Norwood, Bronx neighborhood.[6] He graduated from The Bronx High School of Science,[7] earned a bachelor's degree from City College of New York, a Master of Arts from Long Island University (1982) and a Doctor of Education from Columbia University (1985).[8]

He has been director,[9] then executive director[10][11][12][13] and is currently CEO of The Bronx County Historical Society.[5] He founded and established the Society's The Bronx County Archives and The Bronx County Historical Society Research Library.[4]

AwardEdit

PublicationsEdit

Publications by HermalynEdit

  • The Creation of Morris High School, 1896-1904: the First Public High School in The Bronx. Teachers College, Columbia University, 1985. OCLC 21588736. Dissertation.
  • Morris High School and the Creation of the New York City Public High School System. New York City Series. New York: The Bronx County Historical Society, 1995. ISBN 9780941980319.
  • Publications of the Bronx County Historical Society: 1955-2000. New York: The Bronx County Historical Society, 1999. OCLC 42303755
  • The Study and Writing of History. New York: The Bronx County Historical Society, 2007. ISBN 9780941980500.

Publications paired with othersEdit

  • The Bronx in the Innocent Years, 1890-1925. The Life in The Bronx Collection. New York: Harper & Row, 1985. Lloyd Ultan and Hermalyn. ISBN 9780060154196. Hermalyn was also project editor.
  • The Beautiful Bronx 1920-1950. The Life in The Bronx Collection. New York: Harmony, 1988. Lloyd Ultan and Hermalyn. ISBN 978-0517548004. Hermalyn was also project editor.
  • Landmarks of the Bronx. New York: Bronx County Historical Society, 1989. Hermalyn and Robert Kornfeld. OCLC 21927704.
  • The Bronx. It Was Only Yesterday. 1935-1965. The Life in The Bronx Collection. New York: The Bronx County Historical Society, 1992. Lloyd Ultan and Hermalyn. ISBN 9780941980333. Hermalyn was also project editor.
  • The Bronx Cookbook Plastic Comb – 1997. New York: The Bronx County Historical Society, 1997. Hermalyn and Peter Derrick. ISBN 978-0941980371.
  • The Birth of the Bronx: 1609 - 1900. The Life in The Bronx Collection Vol. 4. New York: The Bronx County Historical Society, 2000. Lloyd Ultan and Hermalyn. ISBN 0-941980-38-3. Hermalyn was also project editor.
  • Time and the Calendar. New York: History of New York City Project, 2001. Elizabeth Beirne and Hermalyn. ISBN 9780965233163.
  • Yankee Stadium: 1923-2008: Images of Baseball. Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2009. Hermalyn and Anthony C. Greene. ISBN 978-1531643256.
  • The Bronx. Then & Now. Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2010. Kathleen A. McAuley and Hermalyn. ISBN 978-0738573151.

Publications with editing contributions by Hermalyn (selected)Edit

  • The Encyclopedia of New York City. Hermalyn was a member of the editorial board / associate editor.[8]
  • The United States Supreme Court. Ten volume series. Hermalyn was a project editor.
  • Roots of The Republic Six. Six volume series. Hermalyn was a project editor.
  • Research Library and Bronx Archives. Fifteen volume series. The Bronx County Historical Society. Hermalyn was a project editor.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lecture: Poe Cottage Comes to the Poe Room". New York University. Accessed 4 March 2017.
  2. ^ St John Kelly, Erin (6 February 1994). "Playing in the Neighborhood". New York City: The New York Times. Retrieved 5 March 2017. Lloyd Ultan and Dr. Gary Hermalyn, two authorities on Bronx history
  3. ^ staff (16 April 2006). "Neighborhood Report. Scribes honored". New York City: New York Daily News. Retrieved 5 March 2017. If any group of writers knows the Bronx, it's these five local authors.
  4. ^ a b "Notable Bronxites". The Bronx County Historical Society. Accessed 5 March 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Staff". The Bronx County Historical Society. Accessed 4 March 2017.
  6. ^ Lee, Andrea (7 June 1982). "Walk Across the Bronx". The New Yorker. New York City. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  7. ^ Gary Hermalyn (1995). Morris High School and the Creation of the New York City Public High School System. The Bronx County Historical Society. ISBN 9780941980319.
  8. ^ a b c Lloyd Ultan and Gary Hermalyn (2000). The Birth of the Bronx: 1609 - 1900. The Bronx County Historical Society. ISBN 0-941980-38-3.
  9. ^ Buckley, Tom (9 April 1976). "About New York". New York City: The New York Times. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  10. ^ White, David (24 April 1977). "Bronx River Boosters' Movement Grows". New York City: The New York Times. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  11. ^ Goodwin, Michael (12 March 1978). "Homely, Yes, but Historical". New York City: The New York Times. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  12. ^ Lyons, Richard (6 May 1990). "Postings: Landmarks-Plus; A Bronx Booklet". New York City: The New York Times. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  13. ^ "Serrano Presents Resolution Honoring 100th Anniversary of Grand Concourse". United States House of Representatives. 1 March 2010. Retrieved 5 March 2017.

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