Current and Previous Projects

David Belasco’s Personal Bookplate. David Belasco Papers, Billy Rose Theater Division, New York Public Library (Photo by Skip Moskey)

Skip’s commissioned research projects have included:

  • Documentary and photo research on the history of Washington’s Lafayette Opera House/Shubert-Belasco Theater, 1895-1964. (2017-2018)
  • Archival photo and document research related to the early history of the American Hospital in Paris, 1914-1917. (2016)
  • Archival research on Washington, DC, social history 1850-1870, with a special focus on Lafayette Square. (2016)
  • Archival photo research and image scanning and editing to illustrate a 20th century American biography (2016).
  • The social and political history of the Turkish ambassador’s residence in Washington, DC. (2011-2013).
  • A historical and cultural analysis of the Larz Anderson Park in Brookline, Massachusetts, including development of a walking tour and docent manual (2012-2013).
  • Research in the Smithsonian Institution Archives for a new biography of S. Dillon Ripley, secretary of the Smithsonian from 1964–1984
  • Biographical research on the commissioners and architects of historic homes in and around Washington, DC (2010-2014).
From the War Diary of Waldo Peirce, Library of Congress Manuscript Division (Photo by Skip Moskey).


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