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The On-Line Institute for Advanced Loyalist Studies

Research Resume

Todd W. Braisted
569 Holly Court
Mahwah, NJ 07430

Date of Birth: 16 February 1964
Place of Birth: Newton, New Jersey
Residence: Mahwah, New Jersey
Profession: Records Management/Legal
Employer: Unilever/Lipton (Headquarters, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1984-present)
Publications: Moving On (Contributing Author, November 1999 release, Garland Press)

Fidelity (United Empire Loyalist newsletter, contributor)

The Brigade Dispatch (Publication of the Brigade of the American Revolution, contributor)

Military Collector & Historian (Publication of the Company of Military Historians, contributor)

Various smaller newsletters
Organizations: Brigade of the American Revolution
     (member 1979-present)
     (Brigade Inspector 1993-1997)
     (Assistant Brigade Inspector 1990-1992, 1997-2002)
     (Clerk to the Adjutant 1997-1999)
     (Commander/President 2003-2004)

British Brigade
     (member 2002-present)
     (Commander, 3rd Brigade 2003)

4th Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers
     (member 1977-present)
     (Commander 1986-present)

Company of Military Historians
     (member 1987-present)
     (Chapter Vice Chairman 1990, 1994-1995)
     (Chapter Chairman 1991-1993)

Bergen County Historical Society
     (member 1997-present)
     (Trustee 1998-2001)
     (Vice-President 2001-present)

Bergen County Revolutionary War Roundtable
     (member, 1984-present)

American Company of Players, 18th Century Theater Company
     (member 1992-present)

NJ Living History Advisory Council
     (Citizen Member, 1994-present)
Lectures: David Library of the American Revolution (1997)

Company of Military Historians National Meeting (1987)

West Point Chapter, CMH (numerous)

United Empire Loyalist Association National Convention (1989, 1991)

Bergen County Historical Society & Roundtable (numerous)

Sussex County Historical Society (1987)

Old Barracks Museum, Trenton (1997)

Morris Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution (1999)

Westfield Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution (1999)

America On-Line, three lectures presented in real-time on Loyalists (1998)

Brigade of the American Revolution School of Instruction (1998)

King's Mountain National Park (2000)

Manhattan Night Chapter DAR (2001)

Hunterdon Historical Museum (2000, 2001)

Princeton University (2002)

Kershaw County Historical Society, Banastre Tarleton Symposium (2002)

Various schools, libraries, local historical societies and civic organizations
Research Institutes Visited:
England: Public Record Office

Royal Artillery Library

British Library

British Army Museum
Canada: National Archives of Canada

Archives of Ontario

Public Archives New Brunswick

Public Archives Nova Scotia

Harriet Irving Library, University of New Brunswick

New Brunswick Museum

Shelburne Historical Society

Yarmouth Historical Society
United States: Maine Historical Society

Historical Society of Massachusetts

Harvard University

New York State Library

New York Public Library

New-York Historical Society

Museum of the City of New York

New Jersey Historical Society

New Jersey State Archives

David Library of the American Revolution

American Philosophical Society

Pennsylvania State Archives

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan

National Archives

Library of Congress

Georgia Historical Society

Viriginia Historical Society
Current Projects: Creating a computer database of all known Loyalists who served in a military capacity during the American Revolution. Using this database to assist in statistical analysis of Loyalist information and also to assist in genealogical queries.

Transcribing and organizing manuscript Loyalist source material and relevant information on the British and German Armies as well as campaigns of the American Revolution. Have transcribed in excess of 21,000 pages of documents to date.

Preparing monthly chat lectures for The On-Line Institute for Advanced Loyalist Studies.
Recent Projects: Organized, planned and executed the first-ever "School of the Loyalist" in July, 1997 at Historic New Bridge Landing, River Edge, New Jersey. A weekend of academic speakers coupled with Living History participants from ten states and three Canadian provinces, discussing and performing various aspects of Loyalists in the American Revolution.

Served as Chairman of the Retreat to Victory Committee, celebrating the 225th anniversary of the American Revolution in Bergen County, New Jersey.

6 December 1999

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