Gilder Lehrman Awards Ten Scholarly Fellowships to Historians

New York, NY (July 18, 2011)—The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has announced the recipients of the 2011 Scholarly Fellowships. This year’s ten fellows represent a range of institutions from across the United States and will pursue focused research at American history archives in New York City.

Each year, the Gilder Lehrman Institute awards short-term research fellowships to scholars working in American history at every level from doctoral candidates to senior faculty, including independent scholars. Past fellows have explored the vast holdings of the Gilder Lehrman Collection, the New-York Historical Society, the Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the New York Public Library, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The Gilder Lehrman Institute has funded more than 580 fellowships since 1994.

2011 Research Fellows

Kevin Arlyck
Doctoral Candidate, New York University
“The Means of Preventing Disputes with Foreign Nations”: US Federal Courts and the Atlantic World, 17891830
(New York Public Library, Library of the New-York Historical Society, Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, National Archives and Records Administration, The Morgan Library)

Richard J. Boles
Doctoral Candidate, George Washington University
Divided Faiths: The Rise of Segregated Northern Churches
(New York Public Library, Library of the New-York Historical Society, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture-NYPL)

Emily Buchnea
Doctoral Candidate, University of Nottingham
Bridging the Middle Atlantic: The Liverpool-New York Trading Community, 1763–1833
(Gilder Lehrman Collection, Library of the New-York Historical Society, Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

Stephanie Gamble
Doctoral Candidate, Johns Hopkins University
Capital Negotiations: Native Diplomats in the American Capital from the Continental Congress to Andrew Jackson
(New York Public Library, Gilder Lehrman Collection)

Margaret Garb
Associate Professor of History, Washington University in St. Louis
Of Rights and Justice: Black Politics in an Industrializing City
(New York Public Library, Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture-NYPL)

Lawrence D. Hogan
Professor of History, Union County College
Harlem’s First Citizen: John Howard Johnson At St. Martin’s, A Biography of a Man, A Community, and Its People
(New York Public Library, Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture-NYPL, Archives of the Episcopal Diocese of New York)

LeeAnna Keith
History Instructor, Collegiate School
Republican Radicals in the Great Age of Emancipation
(New York Public Library, Gilder Lehrman Collection, Library of the New-York Historical Society, Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture-NYPL)

Steven Carl Smith
Doctoral Candidate, University of Missouri
A World the Printers Made: Print Culture in New York, 17301830
(New York Public Library, Library of the New-York Historical Society, Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

Jonathan Soffer
Associate Professor of History, NYU Polytechnic Institute
Why Did Men Change Their Minds? New York City Politics and Woman Suffrage, 19151917
(New York Public Library)

Nicholas P. Wood
Doctoral Candidate, University of Virginia
Questions of Humanity and Expediency: The Slave Trades and African Colonization in the Early American Republic
(New York Public Library, Gilder Lehrman Collection, Library of the New-York Historical Society)


The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting the study and love of American history through a wide range of programs and resources for students, teachers, scholars, and history enthusiasts throughout the nation. Gilder Lehrman creates and works closely with history-focused schools through its Affiliate School Program; organizes teacher seminars and development programs; produces print and digital publications and traveling exhibitions; hosts lectures by eminent historians; administers a History Teacher of the Year Award in every state and US territory; and offers national book prizes. The Gilder Lehrman website, www.gilderlehrman.org, serves as a gateway to American history online with rich resources for educators designed specifically for K–12 teachers and students.

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