Bachelor of Arts in History, Duke University, 1971. Master of Arts in History, Rutgers University, 1972. Master of Library Science, Rutgers University, 1973.
Cataloger, bibliographer New Jersey History Society, Newark, 1973-1974. Curator manuscripts Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, since 1974, head special collections, since 1991. Grant reviewer National Endowment of the Humanities, since 1977, United States Department Education, 1992-1994.
Program evaluator New Jersey Committee for Humanities, Trenton, since 1983. Member New Jersey State History Records Advisory Board, since 1997. Advisory board Center Jewish History, since 2001.
Member, vice president board trustees Metuchen (New Jersey) Public Library., 1977-1982. Member Society of America Archivists, Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (president 1975-1977), Federation Jewish Men's Clubs (vice president 1986-1988, trustee 1988-1992).
Married Christine Lee Johnsen, January 6, 1974. Children: Nathan James, Bernard William.