Publications

The Record - September 1998

Grants and Awards

NHPRC Recommends 10 Grants Totaling $496,685


The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) met on June 24, 1998, and recommended up to $496,685 in grants, in response to more than $1,634,000 requested.

The Commission welcomed Ms. Margaret P. Grafeld, Director of the Office of IRM Programs and Services, as a new member representing the Department of State. It heard a presentation on "Where History Begins," the report of the Council of State Historical Records Coordinators (COSHRC) on United States records repositories, by COSHRC Chair Kenneth Winn and Project Coordinator Victoria Irons Walch. The Commission accepted the report, recommending that it be placed on the NHPRC Web site and disseminated broadly to other Federal agencies. It also directed the staff to develop a proposal for a Commission-funded conference on education which will help bring about coordination among the various training opportunities available to records caretakers.

The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for November 17, 1998. The next deadline for grant applications is October 1, 1998. Application materials for projects or more information on the Commission's awards may be requested by phone or by mail: NHPRC, National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 106, Washington, DC 20408-0001; (202) 357-5010 (voice); (202) 357-5914 (fax); nhprc@nara.gov (e-mail); NHPRC (Web site).

Documentary Editing Projects:

  • Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles, CA: An eight-month grant of up to $55,233 for the Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers.

  • Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, RI: An eight-month grant of up to $75,847 for the Papers of General Nathanael Greene.

  • Stanford University, Stanford, CA: A one-year grant of up to $57,789 for the Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Pomona College, Claremont, CA: A one-year grant of $34,992 for the Letters of Lucretia Coffin Mott.

  • Kent State University, Kent, OH: A one-year grant of up to $35,492 for the Robert A. Taft Papers, contingent on the availability of additional FY 1998 funds.

  • Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA: A one-year grant of up to $56,700 for the Howard Thurman Papers.

  • East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA: An eight-month grant of up to $35,500 for the Papers of the War Department, 1784-1800.

  • Yale University Press, New Haven, CT: A grant of $10,000 to subvene publication of Selected Papers of Charles Willson Peale and His Family, Vol. 5.
Projects to Carry Out National Archival Agendas:

  • Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY: A one-year grant of up to $37,231 for the Kentuckiana Project of the State-Assisted Academic Library Council of Kentucky, to undertake planning and training in preparation for the creation of Kentucky's Commonwealth Virtual Library, contingent on the availability of additional FY 1998 funds.

Congressionally Recommended Grant:
  • Alaska Department of Education, Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museums, Juneau, AK: A two-year grant of $97,901 for its project entitled Rich Mining: Documents from Alaska's Gold Rush Era.
PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY SYSTEM

HARRY S. TRUMAN LIBRARY
500 West U.S. Highway 24
Independence, MO 64050-1798
(816) 833-1400

The Harry S. Truman Library Institute offers grants in four categories. Research Grants are intended to pay for one-to-three week research trips to the Truman Library. Deadlines for submitting applications for Research Grants are April 1 and October 1. No Research Grants will be made in excess of $2,500. The Scholar's Award is intended to be a salary or salary supplement to new or established scholars who are engaged in a major study relating to Truman's life and career. It is awarded in even-numbered years. The application deadine for the Scholar's Award is December 15 of the year preceding the one in which the award is available. Dissertation Year Fellowships are intended to support graduate students working on their dissertations. The amount of this grant is $16,000. Two awards will be given each year; the deadline for applications is February 1. The Undergraduate Student Grant is intended to pay for a research trip to the Library by an undergraduate student writing a college thesis on a Truman-related topic. The application deadline for this grant is December 1; its amount will not exceed $1,000. The Harry S. Truman Library Institute has awarded Research Grants to:

James L. Gormly, Washington and Jefferson College, "Spanning the Globe: A History of American International Aviation."

Mary Ann Heiss, Kent State University, "Transatlantic Communion? Anglo-American Visions of the Third World, 1945-1956."

Stefano Luconi, University of Florence, "Italian-Americans and the 1948 Parliamentary Elections in Italy."

Pawel Machcewicz, Georgetown University, "U.S. Policy Towards Poland and East Central Europe, 1947-1956."

Maura Phillips Mackowski, Arizona State University, "Human Factors: The Engineering of the Mercury Astronaut, 1945-1963."

Karen S. Miller, University of Georgia, "Suicide, Democracy, and the News: The Media and James Forrestal."

Steve Neal, Chicago Sun-Times, "Truman and Eisenhower."

Michael Andrew Nelson, University of Arkansas, "Liberal Internationalist: Roger Hilsman, Jr."

Christine Nemacheck, George Washington University, "The President's Choice of a Supreme Court Nominee."

Garth Pauley, Penn State University, "The Modern Presidency and Civil Rights Rhetoric: Presidential Discourse on Race from Truman to Johnson."

Charles Silva, University of Stockholm, "Swedish-American Relations."

Apostolos Vestopoulos, University College, London, "The Political, Social, and Economic Dimensions of the Marshall Plan in Greece, 1948-52."

Matthew Wasniewski, University of Maryland, "'A Power in the Land, Like No Other Journalist': Walter Lippmann, Public Statecraft, and the Cold War, 1942-1967."

Henry Wend, University of Missouri, "The Politics of Recovery: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Reconstruction of the West German Ship Construction Industry, 1945-1955."

Julian E. Zelizer, University at Albany, SUNY, "Protecting the Purse: Fiscal Conservatism in an Age of Big Government, 1933-1996."

The Harry S. Truman Library Institute has awarded Dissertation Year Fellowships to:

Kimberly A. Brodkin, Rutgers University, "Defining Equality: Gender, Partisanship, and American Political Culture from Suffrage to the 1960s."

John A. Logan, University of California-Davis, "Defining Industrial Citizenship: The State and Workers' Rights in the United States and Canada, 1933-1959."

HERBERT HOOVER LIBRARY
210 Parkside Drive
P.O. Box 488
West Branch, IA 52358-0488
(319) 643-5301

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library 1998 Fellowship and Grant Recipients:

  • William Anderson, Author/High School Teacher, Lapeer, MI. "Rose Wilder Lane Biography."

  • Brian Balogh, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. "Selling Big Government: The Political Culture of State Building in 20th Century America."

  • James L. Gormly, Professor of History, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA. "Spanning the Globe: A History of American International Aviation."
  • Jeffrey M. Hornstein, Ph.D. candidate, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. "Constructing a New Middle Class American: Herbert Hoover and the Idea of a 'Better Home'."

  • R. Eileen Jette, Curator, Hoover-Minthorn House Museum, Newberg, OR. "Orphan Boy: Herbert Hoover's Oregon Boyhood."

  • Richard Lindstrom, Ph.D. candidate, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. "Pageants of Efficiency: The Making of Scientific Management and American Culture, 1880-1950."

  • Stefano Luconi, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Contemporary History, Department of History, University of Florence, Italy. "The Italian Fascist Regime and the Political Mobilization of Italian Americans in the United States During the Hoover Administration."

  • Jeffrey J. Matthews, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. "The Pursuit of Peaceful Progress: Alanson B. Houghton and America's Rise and Struggles as a World Power, 1897-1939."

  • Marc McClure, Ph.D. Candidate, George Washington University, Washington, DC. "Conservative versus Progressive Internationalists at the London Naval Conference of 1930--The Question of French Security Revisited."

  • Christine Nemacheck, Ph.D. Candidate, George Washington University, Washington, DC. "The President's Choice of a Supreme Court Nominee."

  • Phillips O'Brien, Lecturer in American History, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland. "Republican Party Politics and United States Foreign Policy 1900-1932."

  • Henry Obioma Onyejiaka, Assistant Professor, Department of Communications, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN. "Hoover and Radio: A Historical Perspective."

  • Halina Parafianowicz, Associate Professor, History Department, George Washington University, Washington, DC. "Spreading the American Dream: United States Policy Toward Central Europe During the Inter-War Period."

  • Michael R. Tomz, Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. "Sovereign Commitments: The Political Economy of International Debt."

  • Hans P. Vought, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. "The 'Bully Pulpit' and the Golden Door: American Presidents and Immigration, 1897-1933."

  • Donald W. Whisenhunt, Professor of History, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA. "Revolution or Reform: The Possibility of Revolution During the Great Depression, 1929-1939.

LYNDON B. JOHNSON LIBRARY
2313 Red River Street
Austin, Texas 78705
(512)916-5137

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation awarded grants for the period March through August to:

Ms. Alexandra G. Carter (Georgetown University); Dr. Mary L. Dudziak (University of Southern California Law School); Mr. Steve S. Estes (University of North Carolina); Mr. Robert J. Flynn (University of Kentucky); Ms. Alexandra M. Friedrich (Temple University); Dr. Francis J. Gavin (Harvard University); Mr. Godfrey Hodgson (Oxford University); Ms. Maura P. Mackowski (Arizona State University); Mr. Paul C. Milazzo (University of Virginia); Mr. Dayong Niu (Peking University); Dr. Chester J. Pach, Jr. (Ohio University); Mr. Eric S. Perlstein (Brooklyn, New York); Mr. Jeremi A. Suri (Yale University); Mr. Matthew A. Wasniewski (University of Maryland); and Mr. Gregory S. Wilson (Ohio State University).

Semi-annually, a limited number of grants-in-aid of research in the Lyndon B. Johnson Library are awarded by the LBJ Foundation. The grant periods are September 1 through February, and March 1 through August 31. Grant applications for the period March through August must be received by January 31; recipients are announced in March. Grant applications for the period September through February must be received by July 31; recipients are announced in October. Funds are awarded for the sole purpose of helping to defray living, travel, and related expenses incurred while conducting research at the Johnson Library during the grant period. Grants range from $500 to $2,000. Following the same timetable, $250 photocopying grants are awarded to graduate students enrolled in a university within a 50-mile radius of Austin. Candidates may receive only one such grant, and grants must be used for photocopying materials in the holdings of the LBJ Library.

Prior to submitting a grant-in-aid proposal, applicants must contact the Archives to obtain information about materials available in the Library and to obtain a grant application: Lyndon B. Johnson Library, 2313 Red River Street, Austin, Texas 78705 (512-916-5137 ext. 257 or 234); http://www.lbjlib.utexas.edu.

JOHN F. KENNEDY LIBRARY
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125
(617) 929-4500
library@kennedy.nara.gov
Homepage: http://www.jfklibrary.org/

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, a private, non-profit educational organization, administers and funds programs on behalf of the Kennedy Library. Scholars and students are invited to apply for support of their research and use of the archival, manuscript, and audiovisual holdings of the Library under the following programs. Only one grant or fellowship application can be submitted in a given year. Each application will be evaluated for support in all appropriate areas. Those received after a deadline will be considered in the next cycle.

Marjorie Kovler Fellowship. One per year. Current stipend of $2,500. Preference is given to research in the area of foreign intelligence and the presidency, or a related topic. Application deadline: March 15. Award announced: April 20. Recipient for 1998 is:

Richard Filipink, Jr., Ph.D. candidate in History at SUNY Buffalo. In support of research for his dissertation An American Lion in Winter: The Post-Presidential Influence of Dwight Eisenhower on American Foreign Policy.

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Fellowship. One or two per year. Current stipend of up to $5,000. Preference is given to applicants specializing in Latin American or Western Hemisphere history or policy studies during the Kennedy Administration or the period from the Roosevelt through the Kennedy presidencies. Application deadline: August 15. Award announced: October 15.

Abba Schwartz Fellowship. One per year. Current stipend of $3,100. Preference is given to research on immigration, naturalization, or refugee policy. Application deadline: March 15. Award announced: May 1. Recipient for 1998 is:

Daniel J. Tichenor, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rutgers. In support of research for his proposed book An Open or Closed Society?: The Transformation of American Immigration and Refugee Policy.

Theodore C. Sorensen Fellowship. One per year. Current stipend of $3,600. Preference is given to research on domestic policy, political journalism, polling, or press relations. Application deadline: March 15. Award announced: May 10. Recipient for 1998 is:

Vito N. Silvestri, Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies at Emerson College. In support of research for his book The Public Voice of John F. Kennedy: Speeches, Discourse and Contexts.

Kennedy Research Grants. Several (10-15) per year. Range from $500 to $1,500. These can be on any topic relating to the Kennedy period or requiring use of the holdings. Preference is given to Ph.D. dissertation research, research in recently opened or relatively unused collections and the preparation of recent dissertations for publication, but all proposals are welcome. Application deadlines: March 15 for spring grants, August 15 for fall grants. Awards announced: April 20 and October 20. Recipients for Spring 1998:

Syed Mahmud Ali, editor in the Bengali service of the BBC World Service. In support of research for his book, Cold War in the Himalayas: The USA, China and South Asia in the 1950s.

John Bayles, Professor of International Politics at the University of Wales. In support of research for his book and a series of articles, including a biography of Lord Harlech and further study of Anglo-American nuclear relations, 1958 to 1964.

Kimberly A. Brodkin, Ph.D. candidate in History at Rutgers. In support of research for her dissertation, Defining Equality: Gender, Partisanship, and American Political Culture from Suffrage to the 1960s.

Grant C. Cos, Assistant Professor of Communication at Texas A & M University. In support of research for his first bookPolitical Rhetoric and Community: Public Values and Late Twentieth Century Liberalism.

Herbert Druks, Professor, Department of Judaic Studies at Brooklyn College of CUNY. In support of research for the chapters relating to John F. Kennedy and Israel in his book A Diplomatic History of the U.S. and Israel.

Robert J. Flynn, Pd.D. candidate in History at the University of Kentucky. In support of research for his dissertation The Other Domino: American Relations with Thailand During the Vietnam War, 1961-1976.

Matthew Jones, Lecturer in Modern History and Politics at the University of London. In support of research for his book The Making of Confrontation: The United States, Britain, Indonesia and the Creation of Malaysia, 1961-1964.

David Lauderback, Ph.D. candidate in History at The University of Texas at Austin. In support of research for his dissertation The U.S. Army School of the Americas: Mission, Counterinsurgency Training, and Latin American Policy During the Cold War, 1946-1989.

Michael A. Nelson, Ph.D. candidate in History at the University of Arkansas. In support of research for his biographical dissertation Liberal Internationalist: Roger Hilsman, Jr.

Theodore Rosenof, Professor of History at Mercy College. In support of research for a monograph tentatively titled Politics in Transition: Theories of Change from New Deal to New Century.

April Summit, Assistant Professor of History at Andrews University and Ph.D. candidate at Western Michigan University. In support of research for her dissertation and proposed monograph John F. Kennedy and the Arab-Israeli Question.

Jeremi Suri, Ph.D. candidate in History at Yale University. For his dissertation and proposed book Cultural Revolutions Against the Reason of the State, 1958-1972: An International History.

Guto Thomas, Tutor in the Department of International Politics at the University of Wales.In support of research for his Ph.D. dissertation and related articles, The British Government, Bureaucratic Politics and the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Hemingway Research Grants. Several (4-8) per year. Range from $200 to $1,000. These are awarded to scholars requiring the use of the Hemingway Collection. Preference is given to dissertation research by Ph.D. candidates and research in recently opened or relatively unused portions of the collection, but all proposals are welcome. Application deadline: March 15. Awards announced: April 30. For additional information, please contact: Grant and Fellowship Coordinator, John F. Kennedy Library, Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125-3313; Telephone 617-929-4500

GERALD R. FORD LIBRARY
1000 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734) 741-2218

The Gerald R. Ford Foundation semi-annually awards grants of up to $2,000 to support research in the Ford Library's collections. For grant application forms and information, please contact Geir Gundersen at the Ford Library. Application deadlines are March 15 and September 15. The recipients of the Spring 1998:

Laura Arnold/Rebecca Deen Southern Illinois University/ University of Texas at Arlington Presidential-Congressional Relations: Veto Threats and Policy Outcomes.

Allida Black George Mason University First Women: Power, Image and Politics from Betty Ford through Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Derek N. Buckaloo Emory University Fighting the Last War: The "Vietnam Syndrome" as a Constraint on US Foreign Policy, 1973-1991

Richard S. Conley University of Florida Floating Coalitions: President Ford's Legislative Strategy on Veto Overrides

Jussi Hanhimaki London School of Economics Kissinger, Ford, and the Helsinki Accords

Douglas J. HoekstraMichigan State University Presidential Theory and Presidential Practice: The Ford Presidency

Richard Jensen University of Illinois-Chicago Political Realignment: The 1970s in Perspective

Andrew L. Johns University of California, Santa Barbara The Republican Party and the "Democrats' War" in Vietnam, 1960-1969

Julie T. Longo Wayne State University Between National Mythology and Local Reality: The American Revolution Bicentennial in Detroit, Michigan, 1968-1983

Christine Nemacheck The George Washington University The President's Choice of a Supreme Court Nominee

Denton L. Watson State University of New York- College at Old Westbury Clarence Mitchell, Jr.: Struggle for the Enforcement of Civil Rights Laws

Edmund F. Wehrle University of Maryland Reprehensible Repercussions: The AFL-CIO and the Vietnam War, 1950-1975

Cees Wiebes University of Amsterdam The Netherlands and International Crisis during the Cold War: American Perceptions

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