David Hill

David Hill, MA, MLS
Harry W. Bass Jr. Librarian and Archivist

David oversees the satellite operation of the Newman Numismatic Portal. He has had over 25 years of experience working with books and archival materials, having held positions at the Columbia University Archives and Columbiana Library, the Berkshire County Historical Society in Massachusetts, the Westchester County Archives, and Iona College Library in New Rochelle, New York. He has been with the ANS since 2010. His numerous articles on numismatics, numismatic literature, and numismatic personalities have appeared in ANS Magazine and The Asylum.


David Hill’s main research interest is the history of numismatics, particularly the people, artistic developments, and organizations of the United States. He seeks, in particular, to extract the stories held by the Society’s library and archives and make them available to a wide readership so they can enlighten and inspire others.


Recent works in the ANS Magazine:

“Pictures at an Exposition: Recently Discovered Photographs of the 1893 World’s Fair from the Collection of John Reilly Jr,” ANS Magazine 2011:4.

“Heads of the Red State: Lenin and Trotsky at the ANS,” ANS Magazine 2013:4.

“Renaissance Man : the Work of Medal Innovator Louis-Oscar Roty in Drawings, Medals and Letters at the ANS,” ANS Magazine 2014:4.

“Saint Joan of the Upper West Side: A New York Statue Turns 100,” ANS Magazine, 2016:2.

“The letters of Hudson and Harry: Historic Chapman Correspondence Goes Online,” ANS Magazine 2019: 4.

“Schlessinger to Salton: Details of a Life Preserved in Papers,” ANS Magazine 2021:3.