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 Ranksort ascending Fellowship Awarded Title of Project
Carolyn Kras 2014 Los Angeles, CA writer, screen (TV, theater, stage) Hearst research for TV pilot script to take place in 1871 after the Great Chicago Fire
Wendy Call 2010 Seattle, WA writer, non-fiction Baron research for series of literary essays about the grieving process
Catherine Reid 2012 Asheville, NC writer, essayist Baron research for extended work of creative nonfiction tentatively titled "13 Travels with William Bartram" on the life and writings of William Bartram (1739-1823), author of "Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida
Barbara Weisberg 1998 New York, NY writer and producer Artist Research for a non-fiction children's book about the Fox sisters
Ruth Lopez 2003 Chicago, IL Writer Hearst  research in the McLoughlin Brothers archive toward a social history on the artists who helped create children's literature in America
Charles Hirshberg 2005 New York, NY Writer Baron Vistas of Destiny: Thomas Wentworth Higginson in Worcester
Amy Brill 2005 Brooklyn, NY writer Baron The Observations, a fictional account of a female astronomer in the early 1800s Nantucket
Robert Shuster 2006 Yorktown Heights, NY Writer Baron America's culture of war and the military in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, for his non-fiction book The Indestructible Soldier
Joann Mazzio 2000 Pinos Altos, NM writer Baron Fremont Expeditions in the 1840's
Deborah DeFord 1996 Branford, Connecticut writer Artist Young Adult Novel about the Female American Revolutionary Soldier Deborah Sampson Gannett
Philip Gura 1989-90 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill William S. Newman Distinguished Professor Peterson The Reverend Nathan Fiske and the Cultural Transformation of Central Massachusetts
Philip Gura 1998-99 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill William S. Newman Distinguished Professor Peterson America's Instrument: The 19th Century Banjo
Lewis Leary 1980-81 University of North Carolina William Rand Kenan, Jr. professor Boni Lectures in the United States, 1783-1829
Pamela Keech 1997 New York, NY visual artist and independent curator Wallace Nurseries - Aninstallation picturing the lives of children in post Civil War America
Sarah Gerk 2013-14 Oberlin College visiting teacher Center for Historic American Visual Culture Irishness in Nineteenth-Century American Music
Caroline Frank 2013-14 Brown University visiting scholar Center for Historic American Visual Culture Son of Morning: A Chinese Merchant Visits Early Republican America
Zongsui Yang 1982-83 Harvard Visiting Professor of history Haven History and Source Book on the American Revolution in Chinese
Gudrun Löhrer 2010-11 John F. Kennedy Institute, Free University of Berlin visiting professor Ebeling A Cultural History of U.S.-American Banknotes in the Early Nineteenth Century
Dona Brown 1986-87 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute visiting instructor Hiatt Tourism in New England
Joseph Rainer 1995-96 University of Mississippi visiting instructor Peterson Peddler Folklore in Southern Almanacs
Jennifer Hynes 1997-98 West Virginia University visiting instructor Tracy Nineteenth-Century Women and the News: The Case of Elizabeth Stoddard
David Cressy 1980-81 Claremont Graduate School visiting associate professor Daniels Literacy and Its Uses in Early America
Hunter Price 2015-16 Western Washington University visiting assistant professor Reese The Traveling Connexion: Religion, Capital, and the Origins of the South Middle Class, 1760-1830
April Masten 2001-2 visiting assistant professor Drawn-to-Art The Work of Art
Melissa Homestead 2000-1 Huntingdon College visiting assistant professor Mellon Post-Dissertation Fellow Imperfect Title: Nineteenth-Century American Women Authors and Literary Property
Ellen Wiener 2002 Princeton visiting assistant professor Hearst A new 'Book of Hours' using imagery from nineteenth century sources
Leslie Butler 1998-99 Reed College visiting assistant professor Peterson James Russell Lowell and the Cultural Politics of Antebellum American Nationalism
Ren‚e Sentilles 1998-99 Franklin & Marshall College visiting assistant professor Mellon Post-Dissertation Performing Menken: Adah Isaacs Menken's American Odyssey
Anne Baker 1999-00 Reed College visiting assistant professor Botein Geography Schoolbooks and Nation Formation in the Antebellum United States
Brendan Gillis 2016-17 Miami University of Ohio visiting assistant professor Hench Conduits of Justice: Magistrates and the British Imperial State, 1732-1834
John Brooke 1982-83 Amherst College visiting assistant professor Haven Worcester County Politics, 1789-1840
Kenneth Banks 2005-6 University of North Carolina, Asheville visiting assistant professor AAS-NEH Slow Poison: French Contraband in the Early Modern Atlantic Economy, 1660-1800
Sean Harvey 2010-11 Northern Illinois University visiting assistant professor AAS-NEH American Languages: Indians, Ethnology, and the Empire for Liberty
Robert Bonner 2006-7 Dartmouth College visiting assistant professor AAS-NEH Crossings to Freedom: Fugitive Slaves and the Completion of American Liberty
Bret Carroll 1997-98 University of Texas, Arlington visiting assistant professor Peterson Religion and Masculinity in Antebellum America
Joseph Bonica 2009-10 Middle Tennessee State University visiting assistant professor Peterson Open Secrets: The Cultural Politics of Secrecy and the Formation of the Early American Republic
Robert Wright 1999-00 Temple University visiting assistant professor Peterson Early American Finance: Revolution, Integration, Expansion
Bryan Curd 2010-11 Harrison Middleton University tutor Drawn-to-Art Facing Death: Portraiture and Mourning Ritual in America, 1775-1850
John Kelly 1973-74 Harvard University teaching fellow Mellon short-term fellow The Scientific Contents and Popular Use of American Almanacs
David Jaffee 1981-82 Harvard University teaching fellow Hiatt The Formation of a Yankee Culture
Gian Iachini 2009-10 University of Milan teaching assistant Drawn-to-Art 'Join, or Die': Pictures and Politics in the American Revolution
Elizabeth Johnston 2005-6 Harvard College teaching assistant Peterson Choosing Freedom, Risking Slavery: African Americans, Antislavery Advocates, and the Courts in Massachusetts, 1830-1860
Elliot Davis 1990-91 Harvard University teaching assistant Hiatt American DrawingBooks, 1820-80: Practical Guides for Artist and Artisan
Karen Moran 1997 Auburn Middle School, Auburn, MA teacher and co-ordinator K-12 The First National Women's Right's Convention Held in Worcester in 1850
Howard Lurie 1994 Mt Anthony Union HS, Bennington, VT teacher K-12 Shay's Rebellion
Marshall Levy 1995 Winn Brook School, Belmont, MA teacher K-12 The Evolution of the Chocolate Industry in the New England Area and its Impact on a Developing Society
Barbara Wojtusik 1993-94 Bristol, CT, Eastern High School teacher Peterson The Somers Mutiny
Mark Gale 1997 Coupeville High School, Coupeville, WA teacher K-12 Trace the rise of the anti-slavery movement in New England and the role of free African-Americans
Robert Schoone-Jongen 1995 SW Minnesota Christian High School teacher K-12 Conduct a Survey of how Popular Hymns and Other Religious Songs Reflected Views on Political/Social Issues, 1775-1800
John Deaderick 1996 Pliocene Ridge High School, North San Juan, California teacher K-12 Images and Ideas of the American Frontier as Expressed on the Professional Stage, 1825-1875

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