Robert Caro Accepting the 2016 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters
Dr. William P. Kelly, The New York Public Library’s Andrew W. Mellon Director of the Research Libraries, introduces Robert Caro.
PRESENTER: DR. WILLIAM P. KELLY
Dr. William P. Kelly is The New York Public Library’s Andrew W. Mellon Director of the Research Libraries. He is charged with preserving and expanding the use of the most democratically accessible of research collections, which includes approximately 45 million items and is growing by about 150,000 books per year.
Kelly’s scholarship includes Plotting America’s Past: Fenimore Cooper and the Leatherstocking Tales and (under contract) Astoria: John Jacob Astor, the West, and the World. He has written numerous articles for a variety of journals, newspapers, and magazines.