About Skip

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Photo by Kevin E. Hamilton.

Stephen T. “Skip” Moskey researches and writes about American cultural history, with a special focus on the period between the Civil War and the Great Depression.  He assists authors, historians, and editors with specialized research, including retrieval and analysis of archival materials, transcription of handwritten manuscripts, and editorial services such as advising on the organization and style of books of history and biography.

Skip also provides archival services to individuals and families who have collections of personal or professional papers, documents, and memorabilia that need to be organized and stored so that they can be preserved for future generations.  He can help assess the historical significance of a collection and help prepare it for donation to a museum or library.

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Skip’s first-ever biography of a fabulous Gilded Age couple,  Larz and Isabel Anderson: Wealth and Celebrity in the Gilded Age, was published in 2016 by iUniverse, a cooperative venture of Penguin Books and Barnes & Noble.

“This first-ever book on Larz and Isabel Anderson is a good read. The story is told through rich material drawn from the couple’s own letters and diaries, and those of their contemporaries. The weaving together of various sources to create an even biographical tapestry is not an idle challenge. Congratulations to the author on this accomplishment.”
William Seale, author of
The Imperial Season: America’s Capital
in the Time of the First Ambassadors, 1893-1918

Skip has lectured on his research in Washington, Boston, Paris, and Brussels.  He is a graduate of Georgetown University, where he earned a Ph.D. in linguistics and modern European languages.  He lives in Washington, D.C.

Historical researcher specializing in 19th and 20th century American history. Services include: Research, Writing, Editing, Book Coaching, and Archival Services for individuals and families.