Monday, April 8, 2013

2013 Summer Research Award Winners Selected

The Eberly Family Special Collections Library is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 research travel awards program. All winners will visit the Special Collections Library between May and August.

Dorothy Foehr Huck award winners:

  • Paul Kerry, Brigham Young University. Prof. Kerry will be researching the life of Bayard Taylor using the papers of the Pennsylvania-born author, translator, and diplomat held by the Library among other related collections. 
  • Kristine Thompson, Louisiana State University. Prof. Thompson will be researching photographic representations of death and mourning, from the 19th century to the present day using the Jay Ruby Collection and other related materials. 
Helen F. Faust Women Writers award winners:

  • Emily VanDette, State University of New York at Fredonia. Prof. VanDette's topic is "Six Scribbling Women and the Politics of Literary Reputation." She will be using the Fred Lewis Pattee papers and other related collections.
  • Carly Woods, University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Prof. Woods will be researching "Women Debating Society: Gender, Citizenship, and Social Change in Debating Societies, 1840-1960," using the records of the Penn State Women's Debate Team among other sources.
During their research visit, the winners will be invited to give a short, informal presentation about their research that will be open to the public.

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