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
Deborah Brevoort 2012 North Bergen, NJ playwright Baron research for historical play about George and Martha Washington and the role of fashion in the shaping of the American identity
Charles Hirshberg 2005 New York, NY Writer Baron Vistas of Destiny: Thomas Wentworth Higginson in Worcester
Melissa Range 2013 Columbia, MO poet Baron research for poetry project about the abolitionist movement, tentatively titled "Emanicipator"
Matt Dellinger 2016 nonfiction writer and digital archivist Baron The Brooklyn 14th Regiment
Emily Laurance 2001 North Carolina at Chapel Hill Harpist, Academic Advisor Baron Research sacred music and theatrical songs in early nineteenth century America
Sherry Sullivan 1987-88 Universit of Alabama, Birmingham assistant professor Boni Noble Savage Iconography in 19th Century Giftbooks
Charles Clark 1985-86 University of New Hampshire professor emeritus Boni The Public Prints: An Essay in Anglo-American JournalisticOrigins
John Canup 1990-91 Texas A&M University assistant professor Boni New England Culture and the Pacific
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
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
Robert Winans 1984-85 Wayne State University assistant professor Boni Checklist of Catalogues of Books printed in 18th-century American Newspapers
Richard Simmons 1982-83 Birmingham College reader Boni British Imprints Relating to North America, 1621-1760
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
James Green 1986-87 Library Company of Philadelphia associate librarian Boni The Book Distribution Network of Mathew Carey, 1785-1820
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
Joseph Adelman 2007-8 Johns Hopkins University PhD candidate Botein "The Business of Politics: Printers and the Emergence of Political Communications Networks, 1765-1789"
Joseph Rezek 2015-16 Boston University assistant professor Botein Transatlantic Currents, 1820-1860, for The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture
Lynda Yankaskas 2007-8 Brandeis University PhD candidate Botein "Borrowing Culture: Social Libraries and the Shaping of American Civic Life, 1731-1851"
Katy Chiles 2014-15 University of Tennessee Assistant Professor of English Botein Raced Collaboration: The Idea of Authorship and Early African American and Native American Literature
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
Lara Cohen 2008-9 Wayne State University assistant professor Botein "Counterfeit Presentments: Fraud and the Production of Nineteenth-Century American Literature."
Betsy Klimasmith 2008-9 University of Massachusetts, Boston associate professor Botein "Cities and Seductions: Sex and Early American Urban Fiction."
Grantland Rice 1993-94 Brandeis Univesity PhD candidate Botein The Transformation of Authorship in Early America
Karen Weyler 1995-96 UNC, Chapel Hill PhD candidate Botein Issues of Privacy and Publicity in the Early American Novel
Burton Bledstein 1997-98 University of Illinois, Chicago associate professor Botein By the Book': Reference and Information as Authority in 19th-century America
Faith Barrett 2006-7 Lawrence University assistant professor Botein 'To fight aloud is very brave': American Poetry and the Civil War
Hannah Carlson 2006-7 Boston University PhD candidate Botein In the Company of Books: Reading the Pocket Companion
Lynn Casmier-Paz 2009-10 University of Central Florida associate professor Botein Slave literacy, children's textbooks, and antebellum education
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
Mark Mattes 2009-10 University of Iowa PhD candidate Botein Letter Interception and Publication during the Era of Good Feelings
Michael Carter 2005-6 University of Southern California PhD. Candidate Botein Mathew Carey and the Public Emergence of Roman Catholicism in the United States, 1789-1839
Coleman Hutchison 2005-6 Northwestern University PhD. Candidate Botein Occasioning Verse and Volume
Amy Thomas 1990-91 Duke University PhD candidate Botein Reading in the Antebellum South
Caitlin Rosenthal 2010-11 Harvard University PhD candidate Botein Accounting for Control: Book-keeping in early Nineteenth-Century America
Daniel Cohen 1992-93 Florida International University assistant professor Botein Beyond Domesticity: Literary Images of Working-Class Women, 1790-1860
Steven Harthorn 2002-3 University of Tennessee, Knoxville PhD candidate Botein James Fenimore Cooper and the American Literary Market, 1838-1851
Susan Williams 1997-98 Ohio State University associate professor Botein Writing Home: Female Authorship and Print Culture in America, 1820-00
T.J. Tomlin 2010-11 University of Northern Colorado assistant professor Botein A Faith for All Persuasions: Almanacs and American Religious Life, 1730-1820
Bernell Tripp 1991-92 University of Alabama PhD candidate Botein The Nineteenth-Century Black Press
Ann Johnson 2002-3 Fordham University assistant professor Botein Engineering Handbooks as Carriers of Knowledge into the Field
D. Berton Emerson 2016-17 Pomona College visiting assistant professor of English Botein Local Rules: Vernacular Aesthetics and Alternative Democracies in Antebellum Print Culture
Justine Oliva 2016-17 University of New Hampshire Ph.D. candidate Botein Anne C. L. Botta and the Business of Friendship
J. Brenton Stewart 2011-12 University of Wisconsin-Madison PhD candidate Botein Informing the City: On the Print Culture of Antebellum Augusta, Georgia
James Secord 2004-5 University of Cambridge professor Botein "Nature as News: Reporting Science in the Antebellum American Illustrated Press"
Cynthia Van Zandt 2001-2 University of New Hampshire assistant professor Botein Brothers among Nations: Kinship and Alliance in Early America
Anna Stewart 2011-12 University of Texas at Austin PhD candidate Botein Slave Narratives and Freedmen's Education

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