Harvey Strum, Ph.D.

Program Coordinator for Public Affairs, Interdisciplinary Studies Dept.

Faculty liaison for the New York State Senate and Assembly intern programs.

Contact Info

E-mail:   strumh@sage.edu
Phone:  (518) 292-1746
Office:   Albany Campus, Rathbone 203

Degree Information

Ph.D., History, Maxwell Graduate School

M.P.A., Master’s in Public Administration, Maxwell Graduate School

M.A., History, Syracuse University, Queen's University

B.A., History & International Relations, Syracuse University

Courses Taught

American history, Holocaust, American government, and interdisciplinary studies. Served on the history search committee for History, Law, and Government Dept.  Developed two new courses for 2010-11, Rise to Globalism in Fall 2010 and Hollywood as Historian in Spring 2011.

Advising

Experiential, Service Learning, and Internship examples

Supervised independent studies in the Senior History Seminar, Holocaust, American foreign policy, Senior Seminar in political science, and internship in sociology.

Service

Recent Service to the Sage Community

  • Lecture, Exhibitions as historical tools of inquiry, Methods class, Russell Sage College. April 2009.
    Lecture, Holocaust, Delivered talk in Albany and Troy, International Holocaust Remembrance Day,  January 27, 2007. Sage Colleges---Opalka Gallery and Bush Memorial Hall.
    Presentation, Exhibit on Schenectady Jewish History and Community, Faculty Development Research Café, Albany Faculty Room, December 8, 2006.
  • “Holocaust” and introduction of “One Survivor Remembers,” International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, 2006, Opalka Gallery. (Story Albany Times-Union, January 27, 2006.
  • “Themes of the 20th Century,” Heroes class, Sage Evening College, March 2002.
    “Political and Social Issues of the 1920s”, Jazz Age class, Sage Evening College, January 2001.
    “Antiwar Movement”, Vietnam class, Sage Evening College, October 2000.

Recent Service to Local, National and/or Global Communities

  • History Office
    Continental Communications Division (CCD)
    Grifiss AFB; Rome, New York
    Historian   Researched, wrote and edited half of the 1983 84 annual history
    Prepared the glossary, index, and executive summary of the 1981 82 CCD history, May 1985 December 1985
  • Volunteer Researcher
    June 1984 August 1984
    Everson Museum
    Researched early Syracuse history and the Erie Canal for art exhibition March 1984 December 1984
  • YWCA.
    Researched and wrote part (1920 1985) of the centennial history of the Syracuse Y.W.C.A., Spring 1979
    Free lance research, Researched C. Herter
  • Regional Conference of Historical Agencies
    Manlius, New York
    September 1977 December 1977
    Intern
    Researched, wrote exhibition labels, exhibition scripts and helped plan exhibits for New York’s Bicentennial “Forces” project. Research work cited in “Forces”. RCHA, February 1978
  • Syracuse University History Department, September 1974 May 1975, G.A.
    Conducted bibliographical research and performed film and urban history research
    Queen’s University
    History Department
    Kingston, Ontario October 1970 May 1971
    Provided bibliographical research in American, Canadian and Canadian American relations history

Accomplishments

Publications, Presentations, and Professional Activities

• “A House Divided: New York’s Gubernatorial Election of 1813,” Journal of the War of 1812, Forthcoming.
• “Schenectady Federalists and the Second Anglo-American Conflict,” Schenectady County Historical Society Newsletter, January-February 2009, 1, 4-5.
• “A Jersey Ship for Ireland,” chapter 1, in Ireland’s Great Hunger: Relief, Representation, and Remembrance, vol. 2 ed. David Valone. University Press of America, 2010, 3-20.
• Entries on “American Jewish Congress,”  “B’nai B’rith,”  “Conservative Judaism,” “Irish Catholics,”  “Jewish Socialism,” and “Reconstructionist Judaism” for On the Move: The Encyclopedia of Immigration, Migration, and Nativism. New York: Facts on File, 2009-12. Edited by James and Bradley Olson.
• “Embargo,” “Immigration,” and “Nativism” in the  Encyclopedia of US Political History, Forthcoming
• Entries on James Bayard, Joseph Ellicott,   New York, New York City, and Bombardment of Stonington, Ct, Encyclopedia of Military History. Forthcoming.
• “An Albany Ship for Ireland,” Hudson River Valley Review, Spring 2006. 54-78.
• “Kaddish for President Garfield, Schenectady County Historical Society Newsletter, March/April 2006, 7.
• Three essays on the history of the Schenectady Jewish community, Jewish History and Community in Schenectady.
Exhibition catalogue, January 2006. Opalka Gallery, Sage Colleges. 
• “Albany”, “Schenectady’ entries. Encyclopedia Judaica, Second Edition. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2007. Edited by Michael Berenbaum,  Vol 1, 584-86; Vol. 18, 120-21.
• “To Feed the Hungry.” Rochester History. Summer 2006 (Volume LXVIII, #3), 2-22.
• “Potato Famine” Encyclopedia of the Modern World. 2007.
• “Helping Those in Need,” Schenectady County Historical Society Newsletter, March/April 2005. 4.
• “Desponding Hearts Will Be Made to Rejoice; Irish and Scottish Famine Relief from Virginia in 1847” Southern Studies, Spring/Summer 2004, 17-38.
• “Madison Grant” in Encyclopedia of the Gilded Age, 2005, Vol. 2, 485-86.
• “Ambrose Spencer” in Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law,  April 2009, 508, Ed. Roger Newman.  “Jews in Albany,” in Jewish History and Community in Albany, N.Y. Exhibition Catalogue, April 2003, 1-37.  Opalka Gallery, SCA.
• “A History of Building Community”, Albany Times Union, February 15, 2003.
• Entries on Caroline Affair, John Raskob, Andrew White, Henry George, William Lyon MacKenzie, and the Assassination of William McKinley in the Encyclopedia of New York State, Peter Eisenstadt, editor, Syracuse University Press, 2005, 266, 1286, 1697-98, 636, 964.
• “Not Forgotten in Their Affliction:  Rhode Island and Irish Famine Relief, 1847,” Rhode Island History, Winter 2002, 27-36.
• “South Carolina and Irish Famine Relief," South Carolina Historical Magazine, April 2002, 130-52.
• Entries on the Embargo, War of 1812, Joseph Bloomfield, James Lawrence, and Theodore Frelinghuysen, Encyclopedia of New Jersey History, May 2004, 251-52, 847, 81, 460, 292-93. 
• “Famine Relief from the Garden City to the Green Isle,” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, Winter 2000-2001, 388-414.
• “Jews of Troy: Creating a Community”, in American Shtetl, Exhibition Catalogue, March 2001, 11-21. Interviewed about research, Albany Times Union, March 1, 2001.
• Entries on the War of 1812, Embargo, Jewish Agricultural Society, Fort Ontario Refugee Shelter, and Sage Colleges in the Encyclopedia of New York State, Peter Eisenstadt, editor, Syracuse University Press, 2005, 1654-56, 501, 817, 591-92, 1346..
• “Henry Wheaton and the War of 1812,” National Social Science Journal, 2001, Vol. 17, #1, (http; //nssa.apsu.edu). Paper Copy, 128-139.
• “Thirty Dollars From Little Becky: New York City and Irish Famine Relief, 1846 47,” Seaport   Fall 2000, 30-34.
• Biographies of Al Smith, Thaddeus Sweet, Irving Ives, Joseph McGinnies, Henry Machold, and Stanley Fink in American Legislative Leaders, Vol. III, edited by Nancy and Roger Sharp, Fall 2000.
• “American Eugenics, 1880-1950,” Exhibition Catalogue, Unnatural Selection, February 2000, 15-29.
• “By God’s Grace Bound for Canton: New York City and the China Trade, 1784 87,” Mariner’s Mirror, August 1999, 325-29.
• “Brooklyn and Irish Famine Relief, 1846 47,” New York Irish History, 1998, 16-20.  
• “Now A Yankee Prize: The Voyages of the Privateer Saratoga During the War of 1812,” Military History, Forthcoming..                                                                                          
• “New Jersey and the Embargo, 1807 1809,” New Jersey History, Fall/Winter 1998, 16-47.
• “Jewish Farmers,” Exhibition Catalogue, Jewish Farming Communities of Northeastern New York, February 1998, 5 17, 22 24, 34 43.
• Entries on New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island Politics during the War of 1812, David and Jeanne Heidler, editors,  Encyclopedia of the War of 1812, 1997, 376 378, 382 384, 447 448.
• History of Beta Israel,” Exhibition Catalogue, Beta Israel: The Jews of Ethiopia, March 1997, 16 21, 55 59.
• “Gaul Had the Best of the Fight: Boston Embuscade Affair and the Unraveling of American Neutrality,” Seaport, Winter, 1997, 26 31.
• “Immigration Nation,” Albany Times Union, April 23, 1995.
• “City of Hate,” Western States Jewish History, January 1995, 101 118.
• “Death’s Rapid Strides,” Seaport, Summer 1995, 48.
• “Rhode Island and the Embargo,” Rhode Island History, May 1994, 59 67.
• “Grass Grows Upon the Wharves New York City and the Embargo, 1807 1809,” Seaport, Winter 1994, 34 39.
• “A Gross and Unprovoked Outrage: Niagara Incident,” Inland Seas, Winter 1992, 284 290.
• “Rhode Island and the War of 1812,” Rhode Island History, February 1992, 23 32.
• “Jewish Internees in the American South, 1941 1945,” American Jewish Archives, Spring/Summer 1990, 27 48.
• “Voyages of Barzillai Pease, American Seaman, 1789 1826,” Mariner’s Mirror, May 1989, 159 174.
• “A Most Cruel Murder: Isaac Underhill Affair, 1809,” Ontario History, December 1988, 293 310.
• “New Jersey Politics and the War of 1812,” New Jersey History, Fall/Winter 1987, 37 69.
• “South Jersey and the War of 1812,” Cape May County Magazine of History and Genealogy, 1987, 4¬21.
• “Jersey Coast and the War of 1812,” Atlantic County Historical Society Yearbook, October 1987, 158-¬162.
• “Leopold Chesapeake Incident of 1807,” Warship, July 1987, 157 164.
• “18th Century Travelogue,” Princeton Recollector, Autumn 1986, 6 9.
• “Sussex and Morris Counties During the Embargo and War of 1812,” North Jersey Highlander, Spring/Summer 1986, 3 26.
• War Scare of 1807, Occasional Paper #25 (booklet), Niagara County Historical Society, June 1986, 23 pp.
• “Stephen Cross and the Fall of Oswego”, Military Historical Society Bulletin, February 1986, 96 106.
• “Lifeline to Oswego,” Periodical of the Council on America’s Military Past, Winter 1985, 9 21.
• “Barzillai Pease and the Two Steamboats,” Steamboat Bill, Winter 1985, 257 260.
• “Foreign Policy and Long Island Politics, 1807 1815,” Long Island Forum, November and December 1985, 224 230, 246 249.
• “Association for Applied Solar Energy, 1954 1970,” Technology & Culture, July 1985, 571 78.
• “Token Refuge,” NAHO, Spring 1985, 20 23.
• “Canadian Press and William J. Bryan,” Bulletin of Canadian Studies, Autumn 1984, 183 205.
• “Discrimination at Syracuse University, 1916 1952,” History of Higher Education Annual, 1984, 101 122.
• “Henry Stimson’s Opposition to American Jews and Zionism,” Patterns of Prejudice, October 1984, 17 24.
• “Fort Ontario Refugee Shelter, 1944 1946,” American Jewish History, June 1984, 398 421.
• “When Broadway Sang the Song of Peace,” NAHO, Spring 1984, 16 19.
• “Eisenhower’s Solar Energy Policy,” Public Historian, Spring 1984, 37 50.
• “William J. Bryan and Western Canada,” Prairie Forum, Fall 1983, 225 233.
• “American Solar Energy Policy, 1952 1982,” Environmental Review, (co authored with Fred Strum), Summer 1983, 135 153.
• “Smuggling in Maine During the Embargo and War of 1812,” Colby Library Quarterly, June 1983, 90 97.
• “Henry Stimson and the Nuremberg War Crimes Trial,” Mid America, January 1983, 3 13.
• “Louis Marshall and Anti Semitism at Syracuse University,” Journal of the American Jewish Archives, April 1983, 1 12.
• “Leander Affair,” American Neptune, January 1983, 40 50.
• a. “Smuggling in the North Country, 1808 1815,” NAHO, Fall 1982, 12 17.
• b.   A different version published in Quarterly (St. Lawrence County Historical Society), July 1982, 2 1 23.
• “Foreign Policy and Westchester Politics, 1807 1815,” Westchester Historian, Summer 1982, 50 57.
• “Impact of the Embargo on New York Politics,” Journal of Historical Studies, Spring 1982, 20 39.
• “New York’s Antiwar Campaign, 1812 1815,” Peace & Change, Spring 1982, 7 18.
• “Property Qualifications and Voting Behavior in New York, 1807 1816,” Journal of the Early Republic, Winter 1981, 347 372. Reprinted in New American Nation, 1775 1820, edited by Peter Onuf, 1991, 163 187.
• “Federalist Hibernophobes in New York, 1807,” Eire Ireland, Winter 1981, 7 13.
• “New York & Opposition to the War of 1812,” World Affairs, Winter 1980, 169 187.
• “Smuggling & the War of 1812,” History Today, August 1979, 532 537.
• “New York Federalist Resurgence,” Courier, Spring 1979, 3 21.
• “Dems Fight Each Other; GOP Wrestles Tammany,” Syracuse Post Standard, October 27, 1978.
• “Prophet of Righteousness,” Alberta History, Autumn 1975, 21 27.

Grants/Honors Received

• New York Council for the Humanities Speakers Grant, June 2010. Wrote grant for speaker, Joseph Dorinson for May 2011 program of the Jewish Historical Society of Northeastern New York.
• Sage Colleges Research Grant, June 2010. Grant for 2010-11 to research American aid to Ireland in 1879-80.
• New York Council for the Humanities Speakers Grant, September 2008. Wrote grant for speaker for the May 2009 program of the Jewish Historical Society of Northeastern New York. (Speaker: Kenneth Libo)
• Fifteen Year Service Award, Empire State College, March 2008.
• New York Council for Humanities Speakers Grant. Wrote grant for the speaker, October meeting of the Jewish Historical Society of Northeastern New York. July 2007.
• Twenty Year Service Award, Sage Colleges, May 2007
• New York Council for Humanities. Co-authored grant with Irit Magnes for the third venue of the Schenectady Jewish History exhibit at the Schenectady Jewish Center in Niskayuna, N.Y.  August 2006.
• Summer Research Grant, 2006, Sage Colleges. Nativism in New Jersey, 1830-60, Famine Relief.
• United Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York.  Co-authored grant with Jim Wilson for exhibition on the Albany Jewish Community, January 2003.
• New York Council for the Humanities.  Co-authored grant with Jim Wilson for exhibition on the Albany Jewish community.  November 2002.
• Fifteen Year Service Award, Sage Colleges, May 2002.
• New Jersey Historical Commission Grant, “New Jersey and Irish Famine Relief, 1846 47” and “Nativism in New Jersey, 1844 1857,” 1999 2000
• Ten Year Service Award, Sage Colleges, May 1998
• New York Council for the Humanities Grant (co author Jim Wilson), Grant for Exhibition on Jewish Farm Communities, February March 1998.
• New Jersey Historical Commission Grant, “New Jersey and the Embargo, 1807 1809,” 1996 1997
New York Council for the Humanities Grant (co author Jim Wilson), Grant for Exhibition on Ethiopian Jews, 1996 97
• Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, Grant for Exhibition on Ethiopian Jews, 1996 1997
• Sage Colleges Dean’s Award, Multicultural Diversity Curriculum Integration Project, 1995 1996
• Community Service Award, Office of Learning Support Service, March 1995
• Certificate of Appreciation, Presidential Search Committee service, March 1995
• Made Honorary Member of Phi Theta Kappa, 1994
• Group Dean’s Award, Honors Program Development (twice), 1991 93
• New Jersey Historical Commission Grant in Aid for Research in New Jersey History: “New Jersey and the War of 1812”, 1985 1986
• Marshal, 1979 Commencement, Maxwell Graduate School
• Vice Presidential Scholarship, G.S.O., 1979
• Phi Alpha Theta
• Roscoe Martin Research Award (twice), Maxwell, 1975, 1976
• Public Service Education Fellowship, Maxwell, 1975 1976
• Summer Tuition Fellowship (TAP) 1975
• Summer Grant for Research (twice), Syracuse University, 1974, 1973
• New York Graduate Scholar Incentive, 1972 1973
• N.D.E.A. Title IV Fellowship, Syracuse University, 1971 1972
• Sir James Aikens Fellowship, Queen’s University, 1970 1971
• B.A. Magna cum laude, Syracuse University, 1970

Trainings/Conferences

• New York History Conference, Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y., June 3-4, 2010.
• Documenting Leadership: Public Executive Records, Albany Law School, May 20-21, 2010.
• Researching New York Conference, SUNY Albany, November 19-20, 2009.
• Lutherans, Albany, and the Course of History, November 15, 2009, First Lutheran Church, Albany.
• 32nd Rensselaerswijck Seminar, October 2-3, 2009, New York State Museum.
• Academic Service Learning Conference, July 15-16, 2009, and Problem Based Service Learning Training, July 14, 2009, Siena College, Loudonville, N.Y.
• Conference on New York History, SUNY Plattsburgh, June 5-6, 2009.
• SUNY 60th Anniversary Scholarly Conference on SUNY and the Promise of Public Higher Education. SUNY Albany, April 2009.
• “Neighbors in the New World: New Netherland and New France,” Rensselaerswijck Seminar, New York State Museum, Albany, N.Y., September 13, 2008.
• Researching New York Conference, SUNY Albany, November 2007.
• “Agents of Change in Colonial New York: Sir William Johnson’s World,” 2007 Western Frontier Symposium, Fulton-Montgomery Community College, Johnstown, N.Y., October 20-21, 2007.
• “The Truce, 1609-21,” Rensselaerswijck Seminar, New York State Museum, Albany, N.Y. September, 2007.
• 400 Years of Dutch-American Exchange, New Netherlands Institute, June 8-10, 2006, Albany, N.Y.
• Researching New York Conference, SUNY Albany, November 2005.
• Researching New York Conference, SUNY Albany, November 2004.
• World War Two Conference, Siena College, June 2004.
• Researching New York, SUNY Albany, November 2002
• Fifth Biennial Scholars’ Conference on American Jewish History, SUNY Albany, June 2002.
• “Legacy of Anne Frank,” Holocaust Survivors and Friends Education Center, at Siena College, Loudonville, NY, March 2002.
• Researching New York Conference,”  SUNY Albany, November 2001.
• “Advancing Prosperity:  Life and Culture in Troy and Rensselaer County, 1825 Symposium,”  Rensselaer County Historical Society, November 2001.
• New York and Civil War Conference, Albany, New York State Archives, June 1999.
• National Council on Public History, Albany/SUNY Albany, May 1997.
• New York History Conference, SUNY New Paltz, June 1996.
• Community College General Education Conference, Russell Sage College, May 1994.
• “Holocaust and German Church Struggle,” Rider College, March 1994.
• “Jews in Northeastern New York,” SUNY Albany, October 1993.
• “World War II,” Siena College, June 1993, June 1990, June 1988.
• Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, June 1989, Worcester, MA.
• American Historical Association, 1990, 1987 conferences were the last ones attended.
• Conference on the Constitution, College of St. Rose, October 1987.
• Organization of American Historians, Spring 1987, Philadelphia, PA.

Professional Organizations

• American Historical Association
• Organization of American Historians
• American Jewish Historical Society
• Peace History Society
• National Council on Public History
• Historians Film Committee
• Society for Historians of the Early American Republic
• Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
• YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
• New York Historical Association
• New York Political Science Association
• New York Historical Society
• Albany Institute for History and Art
• American Journalism Historians Association
• Immigration History Society
• National Social Science Association
• Northeastern Political Science Association
• Rensselaer County Historical Society
• Northeastern Popular Culture Association
• North Carolina Association of Historians
• New England Historical Association
• American Political Science Association
• New Netherland  Institute
• Schenectady Historical Society
• Jewish Historical Society of Northeastern New York
• Pennsylvania Historical Society
• New Jersey Historical Society