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Stanley Yavneh Klos is an author, independent scholar, professor, entrepreneur, and former Italian Basketball Association player.
Stan’s education includes a BA in American Studies, BS in Zoology, MA in Rhetorical Theory & Historic Public Address and a Ph.D. Candidacy in Communications and Marketing. He attended, respectively, St. Peter’s College, Idaho State University and The Pennsylvania State University. He is currently the President of Historic.us Corporation.
Students and Teachers of US History this is a video of Stanley and Christopher Klos presenting America's Four United Republics Curriculum at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. The December 2015 video was an impromptu capture by a member of the audience of Penn students, professors and guests that numbered about 200.
In 1983, upon the discovery of 18th Century Philadelphia shipping records in his attic, Stan began to research and exhibit primary source documents. In 1999, he founded a non-profit corporation for the purpose of exhibiting historic primary sources in numerous venues throughout the United States. The Historic.us Corporation's primary source collections have headlined a plethora of universities, national historic sites, libraries, and museums special exhibits. Recent exhibits include the 2016 DNC Democratic National Convention's PoliticalFest, Museum of Idaho's Rebels With a Cause exhibit, West Virginia Independence Hall Statehood and Civil War Exhibit, Louisiana Bicentennial Celebration at the state capitol, “America’s Four Republics: The More or Less United States” headlined at the Annapolis Continental Congress Festival, John F. Kennedy: A Wounded Nation at the New Orleans Mint.
Stan has keynoted numerous special events including the Franklin D. Roosevelt American Heritage Center Museum’s grand opening and the 2003 re-entombment of First Lady Martha & President Samuel Huntington. His work has appeared in hundreds of print and digital publications including History Channel's Brad Meltzer's Decoded, The Declaration of Independence, U.S. News & World Report 2006 cover story, “Washington? Get In Line" & the Discovery Channel’s “Unsolved History: Plots To Kill Lincoln.” He has authored five books, President Who? Forgotten Founders; The Rise of the U.S. Presidency and the Forgotten Capitols; Happy Birthdays USA, Economic Home Runs, and America's Four Republics: The More or Less United States.
Stan is also an avid real estate historic preservationist who has re-developed 32 historically significant properties ranging from Vaudeville theaters to Revolutionary War Taverns in five states. He is a co-founder of various historic pursuits including the James Monroe Birthplace Commission.
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In 1999 Stan established an online education publishing company that acquired over 8,500 URLs to publish thousands of student papers. By 2002, the Virtualology student publishing project exceeded 500,000 web page views a day. With the explosion of education sites in the 00's and Wikipedia's meteoric success, the student publishing model was discontinued. Many of the historic domain names became biographical websites (i.e. johnhancock.org, elizabethi.com, articlesofconfederation.com), while hundreds of others, like annefrank.org, were donated to non-profit education entities all over the world.
|In November 2001, Stan Klos donated the url, www.AnneFrank.org, to the Anne Frank House. The website was visited over 8.6 million times in 2015, by 6.7 million unique visitors, with a total of 57 million page views. Most visitors were located in the USA, followed by the Netherlands, the UK, Germany, Mexico, Italy, France, Brazil, Canada and Spain.|
Stan is the Co-founder of Dinosaur Safaris, Inc (DSI), which is an ongoing private paleontology company with a quarry site located in Shell Wyoming yielding fossil holdings that include five fully articulated specimens. The company's most recent sale, the world’s most complete Stegosaurus, was unveiled in the London National History Museum in 2014. The most complete Camarasaurus ever found, also unearthed by DSI, was sold to the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum in 2009.
Stan was an Italian Basketball Association player for Amaro Harrys in Bologna. He was the Captain of a U.S. Basketball Team, which competed in a 1978 European International Tournament. He has served on diverse boards including the WV Independent Colleges & Universities, Pittsburgh YMCA Family Camp, and the Mercy Center of N.J. He was the WV U.S. Senate Republican Nominee in 1994 challenging Robert C. Byrd signing the “Contract with America.”