Thursday, April 17, 2014

2014 Research Travel Awards Winners

The Eberly Family Special Collections Library
2014 Research Travel Awards

The Eberly Family Special Collections Library on the University Park campus of Penn State is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2014 travel awards.

Dorothy Foehr Huck Research Travel Awards were given to two outstanding proposals:
  • Georgia Aquilar, Ph.D. and architect at the University of Naples "Federico II" for use of the A.E. Bye and Francis Ferguson Papers in her proposed book on natural evolutive logics as strategic principles for designing landscapes and architectures.
  • Professor David Frank at the University of Oregon for his proposed research in the Robert Oliver Papers for his project, “Ghostwriting South Korea: Syngman Rhee, Robert Oliver, and the Symbolic Construction of the Cold War,” as well as research in the Kenneth Burke Papers.
Helen F. Faust Women Writers Research Travel Awards were given to two scholars:
  • Professor Lucinda Damon-Bach of Salem State University in Massachusetts for research in multiple literary collections for her ongoing project of a complete inventory, transcriptions, and likely digital project of Catherine Marie Sedgwick's letters.
  • Professor Alan S. Kornspan of Akron University for work in the papers of Penn State Professor Dorothy V. Harris for his project on her seminal role in the field of sport psychology.
The Albert M. Petska Eighth Air Force Archives Research Travel Award was given to:
  • Richard Muller, Professor of Military History, United States Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, for his in-depth research on the 452nd heavy bombardment group of the Eighth Air Force during and after World War II.

These awards are offered annually to any scholar using materials in the Eberly Family Special Collections Library and living more than 100 miles outside of University Park, Pennsylvania.

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