Gilder Lehrman Awards Ten Scholarly Fellowships to Historians

NEW YORK, NY (June 27, 2012)—The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has announced the recipients of the 2012 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-NYPL. The Gilder Lehrman Institute has funded more than 590 fellowships since 1994.

2012 Research Fellows

Adrian Brettle
PhD Candidate, University of Virginia
“Confederate Expansionist Ambitions during the American Civil War, 1861–1865”
Gilder Lehrman Collection

Shelley L. Dowling
Independent Scholar (Former Librarian of the US Supreme Court)
Elbridge T. Gerry
New York Public Library, New-York Historical Society Library, Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Museum of the City of New York

Roberto Fernandez, III
Independent Scholar (Social Studies Teacher at Boyd H. Anderson High School)
“The Puerto Rican Regiment US Volunteers, 1899–1901”
New York Public Library, National Archives and Records Administration (NY)

Julia Guarneri
Visiting Assistant Professor, Colgate University
“Making Metropolitans: Newspapers and the Urbanization of Americans, 1880–1930”
New York Public Library, New-York Historical Society Library, Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture-NYPL, Brooklyn Historical Society,  Museum of the City of New York

Louis Hyman
Assistant Professor, Cornell University
“Temp: The Fall and Rise of Flexible Labor in the United States, 1945–2007”
New York Public Library, Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, New York University Tamiment Library

E. Wyn James
Reader and Co-Director of the Cardiff Centre of Welsh American Studies, Cardiff University
The American Travel Diary of the Welsh Abolitionist Morgan John Rhys, 1794–1795
Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Melissa Amy Maestri
PhD Candidate, University of Delaware
“The Atlantic Web of Bondage: Comparing the Slave Trades of New York City and Charleston, South Carolina”
New York Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture-NYPL

Paul Otto
Professor of History, George Fox University
“Beads of Power: Wampum and the Making of Early America”
New York Public Library, New-York Historical Society Library

Matthew Spooner
PhD Candidate, Columbia University
“Origins of the Old South: The Reconstitution of Southern Slavery, 1776–1808”
Gilder Lehrman Collection, New York Public Library, New-York Historical Society Library, Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Kaye Wise Whitehead
Assistant Professor, Loyola University, Maryland
“Notes from a Slave Ship Doctor: Interpreting the 1749–1751 Diaries of William Chancellor”
New-York Historical Society Library, Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture-NYPL

About the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Founded in 1994 by Richard Gilder and Lewis E. Lehrman, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is a nonprofit organization devoted to the improvement of history education. The Institute has developed an array of programs for schools, teachers, and students that now operate in all fifty states, including a website that features the more than 60,000 unique historical documents in the Gilder Lehrman Collection, www.gilderlehrman.org. Each year the Institute offers support and resources to tens of thousands of teachers, and through them enhances the education of more than a million students. The Institute’s programs have been recognized by awards from the White House, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Organization of American Historians.

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