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Peck, Linda Levy, 1941-

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: August 3, 1941 -

Biographical Information

Dr. Linda Levy Peck received her B.A. in 1962 from Brandeis University, an M.A. in 1964 from Washington University in St. Louis, and her PhD from Yale University in 1973. Her area of specialization is early modern British history. After earning her doctorate, she worked in a series of short term appointments at City College, New York; Hunter College; and Brooklyn College from 1973-1975. In 1976, Peck joined the History Department at Purdue University where she eventually achieved the rank of full Professor. She was on the faculty at Purdue from 1976-1992. In addition to her service to the History Department, Peck also served as the Assistant Dean of the Graduate School from 1986-1988. Additionally, Peck served on numerous committees while at Purdue and was particularly involved in efforts to advance women's rights on campus.

After her tenure at Purdue, Peck joined the History Department at the University of Rochester where she served from 1992-1996. In 1996, Peck was appointed at George Washington University, where she was named the Columbian Professor of History in 2000. Peck is currently a Professor Emeritus of History at George Washington Univeristy (2016) and an Honarary Fellow of the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London (2003-).

In addition to her distinguished career as an educator, Peck has received many awards, accolades, and Fellowships in honor of her scholarship. These include multiple appointments at the Folger Shakespeare Library, a Mellon Senior Fellowship, a Columbian Research Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, NEH and NHC Fellowships, etc. She has published five books and dozens of articles, in addition to countless lectures and paper presentations.

Citation

"C.V." Box 1 Folder 1, MSF 529 Linda Levy Peck papers, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Accomplishments, 1976 - 2001

 Sub-Series — Box: 1
Identifier: MSF 529, Series 1, Sub-series 1
Scope and Contents This sub-series contains copies of Peck's curriculum vitae, correspondence, and materials related to various honors and awards she received.

Career, 1974 - 2006

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 529, Series 1
Scope and Contents The series includes correspondence and papers related to Dr. Peck's career and professional service.

Conferences and presentations, 1974 - 2006

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 529, Series 1, Sub-series 4
Scope and Contents This sub-series contains material related to conferences attended and presented at by Dr. Peck, including paper drafts, correspondence, and conference details.

Folger Institute, 1976 - 2006

 Sub-Series — Box: 2
Identifier: MSF 529, Series 1, Sub-series 2
Scope and Contents This sub-series contains papers related to Dr. Peck's Folger Institute appointments, including seminars she taught, conferences hosted, and papers written.

Linda Levy Peck papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 529
Overview The collection contains papers related to the career and various publications of Dr. Linda Levy Peck, a former History Professor at Purdue.

Professional service and membership, 1976 - 1997

 Sub-Series — Box: 3
Identifier: MSF 529, Series 1, Sub-series 3
Scope and Contents This sub-series contains materials related to the various committees and groups that Peck served on or was a member of.

Publications, 1949 - 2006

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 529, Series 2
Scope and Contents This series contains materials relating to Dr. Peck's various publications, as well as some publications by others.

Purdue University, 1966 - 1991

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 529, Series 1, Sub-series 5
Scope and Contents This sub-series contains materials relating to Peck's involvement with the development of a new curriculum in the CLA, her service to the university senate, and the "Purdue Manuscript."It also contains materials pertaining to Dr. Peck's involvement in women's organizations and women's rights at Purdue. It includes papers relating to the Purdue Women's Caucus, the Council on the Status of Women, the Women's Studies Program, proposed Women's Center, women in the Grad School, the...