Hello! My name is Stephen T. “Skip” Moskey. I research and write about American cultural history, with a special focus on the period between the Civil War and the Great Depression. I work with authors and historians to provide them with the specialized research they need to support their book projects, including retrieval and analysis of archival materials, transcription of handwritten manuscripts, translation, and editorial services such as advising on the organization and style of books of history and biography.
I also provide 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. I help assess the historical significance of a collection and help prepare it for donation to a museum or library.
My 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
I have given lectures on the Gilded Age in Washington, Boston, Paris, and Brussels. I am a graduate of Georgetown University, where I earned a Ph.D. in linguistics and modern European languages (French, Dutch, and German). I live in Washington, D.C. in close proximity to the Library of Congress, the National Archives, and the Smithsonian Institution Archives, and have done research at local and regional archives in the U.S. and Europe.