Directory of Fellows and Research Associates, 1999-Present

The American Antiquarian Society has been awarding visiting research fellowships since 1972-73. These stipend-bearing awards have enabled a diverse group of researchers to spend anywhere from one month to a full year in residence at the Society.

First Name Last Name Date Institution Rank Fellowship Awardedsort descending Title of Project
Gino DiIorio 2007 New York, NY playwright Baron research into life of Edmund Ross, southern politician who cast the deciding vote, insuring that President Andrew Johnson would be spared impeachment
Erik Rodgers 2017 Los Angeles, California fiction writer Baron Research for a novel entitled “The Broken World”
Heidi Durrow 2007 Los Angeles, CA fiction writer Baron research for novel about Miss Lala, famous strongwoman, circus aerialist and acrobat of the Victorian era
Linwood Rumney 2017 Cincinnati, Ohio Poet Baron Research for a collection of poems entitled “Discrepant Means”
Holly Wendt 2014 Casper, WY novelist Baron research for novel about Capt Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy, set between 1714-1716
James Green 1986-87 Library Company of Philadelphia associate librarian Boni The Book Distribution Network of Mathew Carey, 1785-1820
Menahem Blondheim 1987-88 Harvard University PhD candidate Boni The News Frontier
Lewis Leary 1980-81 University of North Carolina William Rand Kenan, Jr. professor Boni Lectures in the United States, 1783-1829
Richard Simmons 1982-83 Birmingham College reader Boni British Imprints Relating to North America, 1621-1760
Robert Winans 1984-85 Wayne State University assistant professor Boni Checklist of Catalogues of Books printed in 18th-century American Newspapers
Isabelle Lehuu 1988-89 Cornell University PhD candidate Boni The New Readers in Antebellum America
Ronald Zboray 1983-84 Pace Adjunct Professor in social science Boni A Fictive People: Antebellum Economic Development and the Reading Public for American Novels, 1837-57
Charles Clark 1985-86 University of New Hampshire professor emeritus Boni The Public Prints: An Essay in Anglo-American JournalisticOrigins
Michael Hackenberg 1986-87 University of Chicago assistant professor Boni The Subscription Publishing Phenomenon; William Still's Selling of The Underground Railroad in Philadelphia; The Firm of Deming and Francis in Wethersfield, Conn; The Career of Robert Sears of New York
Ronald Labuz 1991-92 Mohawk Valley Community College professor Boni American Graphic Design, 1830-70
Gregory Nobles 1991-92 Georgia Institute of Technology associate professor Boni Straight Lines and Stability: The Imposition of Order on the Early American Frontier
Robert St George 1981-82 University of Pennsylvania PhD candidate Boni Popular Literature and Reading in Massachusetts, 1640-1720
Sherry Sullivan 1987-88 Universit of Alabama, Birmingham assistant professor Boni Noble Savage Iconography in 19th Century Giftbooks
John Canup 1990-91 Texas A&M University assistant professor Boni New England Culture and the Pacific
John Evelev 1996-97 Duke University recent PhD Botein Tolerable Entertainment:' Herman Melville, the Literary Profession, and the Cultural Life of Antebellum New York
Grantland Rice 1993-94 Brandeis Univesity PhD candidate Botein The Transformation of Authorship in Early America
Richard Bell 2003-4 Harvard University PhD candidate Botein Newspapers and the Cultural Significance of Suicide in America, 1760-1830
Ann Fabian 1994-95 Yale University associate professor Botein Selling Experience: Amateur Authors and Pamphlet Publication inthe Nineteenth-Century US
Karen Weyler 1995-96 UNC, Chapel Hill PhD candidate Botein Issues of Privacy and Publicity in the Early American Novel
Susan Parrish 2003-4 University of Michigan assistant professor Botein Colonial and Early National American Almanac
Burton Bledstein 1997-98 University of Illinois, Chicago associate professor Botein By the Book': Reference and Information as Authority in 19th-century America
Fredrika Teute 1994-95 Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture Editor of Publications Botein Writing a Woman's Life in the Early Republic
Louise Stevenson 2000-01 Franklin and Marshall College professor Botein Women's intellectual Life, 1750-1820
Alice Fahs 1995-96 UC Irvine assistant professor Botein Publishing the Civil War: Northern Publishers and the Literary Marketplace of War.
Richard Stillson 2000-01 Johns Hopkins University PhD candidate Botein Communication and Information Dispersal in the California Gold Rush
James Green 1989-90 Library Company of Philadelphia associate librarian Botein The Transformation of the American Book Trade, 1785-1825
Amy Thomas 1990-91 Duke University PhD candidate Botein Reading in the Antebellum South
Ann Fidler 1998-99 Ohio State University assistant professor Botein A Cultural History of the American Law Book, 1700-00
Susan Williams 1997-98 Ohio State University associate professor Botein Writing Home: Female Authorship and Print Culture in America, 1820-00
Bernell Tripp 1991-92 University of Alabama PhD candidate Botein The Nineteenth-Century Black Press
Anne Baker 1999-00 Reed College visiting assistant professor Botein Geography Schoolbooks and Nation Formation in the Antebellum United States
D. Berton Emerson 2016-17 Pomona College visiting assistant professor of English Botein Local Rules: Vernacular Aesthetics and Alternative Democracies in Antebellum Print Culture
Mark Peterson 1999-00 University of Iowa assistant professor Botein The Mather Family and the Construction of an Atlantic Protestant International
Justine Oliva 2016-17 University of New Hampshire Ph.D. candidate Botein Anne C. L. Botta and the Business of Friendship
Joseph Adelman 2007-8 Johns Hopkins University PhD candidate Botein "The Business of Politics: Printers and the Emergence of Political Communications Networks, 1765-1789"
J. Brenton Stewart 2011-12 University of Wisconsin-Madison PhD candidate Botein Informing the City: On the Print Culture of Antebellum Augusta, Georgia
Jim Casey 2015-16 University of Delaware PhD candidate Botein Editing a Revolution in Newspaper Printing, 1847-1849
Lynda Yankaskas 2007-8 Brandeis University PhD candidate Botein "Borrowing Culture: Social Libraries and the Shaping of American Civic Life, 1731-1851"
Anna Stewart 2011-12 University of Texas at Austin PhD candidate Botein Slave Narratives and Freedmen's Education
Jen Huntley-Smith 1998-99 University of Nevada, Reno PhD candidate Botein The Genius ofCivilization': The Publishing Industry and the Creation of WesternRegional Identity,1848-00
Kristen Highland 2012-13 New York University PhD candidate Botein At the Bookstore: Literary and Cultural Experience in Antebellum New York city
Lara Cohen 2008-9 Wayne State University assistant professor Botein "Counterfeit Presentments: Fraud and the Production of Nineteenth-Century American Literature."
Scott McLaren 2012-13 York University associate professor Botein Nurseries of Faith: The New York Methodist Book Concern and the Growth of Methodist Sunday Schools in Upper Canada, 1815-1850
Betsy Klimasmith 2008-9 University of Massachusetts, Boston associate professor Botein "Cities and Seductions: Sex and Early American Urban Fiction."
Faith Barrett 2006-7 Lawrence University assistant professor Botein 'To fight aloud is very brave': American Poetry and the Civil War

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