Press Release: February 18, 2011
National Archives at Kansas City
National Archives announces Regional Residency Fellowship
For More Information Contact:
Kimberlee Ried, 816-268-8072
Kansas City, (MO)…The National Archives at Kansas City is pleased to announce, Anthony E. Carlson as the recipient of its 2011 Regional Residency Fellowship. The Regional Residency Fellowship program is generously supported by the Foundation for the National Archives and is intended to foster scholarly research in the holdings of the National Archives located outside of the Washington D.C. area.
Mr. Carlson's research topic will be to expand his Ph.D. dissertation into a book. His dissertation evaluates American wetlands policy from the American Revolution to the New Deal. He plans to utilize numerous records at the National Archives at Kansas City to take advantage of the rich primary resources there relating to drainage and levee districts. This research will include an examination of drainage issues on Native American lands as well.
“We are excited to host Dr. Carlson and to see how our holdings help shed light on this important yet overlooked topic,” stated Lori Cox-Paul, Archives Director. “We hope that this is the first of many such supported research endeavors that reflect the value of our holdings.”
Mr. Carlson received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Oklahoma in 2010. His dissertation was entitled, "Drain the Swamps for Health and Home: Wetlands Drainage, Land Conservation, and National Water Policy, 1850-1917." He has numerous other publications, on wetlands drainage, national water policy, national reclamation policy, and water conflicts. He has won numerous awards and honors, including the Edward E. Dale--A.M. Gibson Award for the outstanding history doctoral student in 2010 at the University of Oklahoma.
Fellowship recipients will receive financial assistance making it possible to conduct significant original research using records at National Archives locations in Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Philadelphia, and Seattle.
The National Archives at Kansas City is one of 13 facilities nationwide where the public has access to Federal archival records. It is home to more than 50,000 cubic feet of historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by nearly 100 Federal agencies. Serving the Central Plains Region, the archives holds records from the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The facility is located at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108. It is open to the public Tuesday - Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for research, with the exhibits open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit us online.
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