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Press Release nr99-04
Press Release · Monday, October 5, 1998

Washington, DC

Press Release
October 5, 1998
NHPRC Awards Documentary Editing Fellowship for 1998-1999 Washington, DC. . .The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) is pleased to announce that Carol Faulkner has been selected as its Fellow in Historical Documentary Editing for 1998-99. The host project for 1998-99 is the Lucretia Coffin Mott Correspondence Project, Pomona College, Claremont, CA.

Ms. Faulkner earned a B.A. in history from Yale University and an M.A. in history from SUNY Binghamton. She expects to receive her doctorate in history from SUNY Binghamton in 1999. Her dissertation, "The Hard Heart of the Nation: Gender, Race, and Dependency in the Freedmen’s Aid Movement," seeks to place the freedmen’s aid movement in the context of women’s reform history, an analysis previously unexplored by the historiography of the movement or of white women’s post-Civil War reform.

Lucretia Coffin Mott (1793-1880) was a women’s rights leader and antislavery activist. The Mott Correspondence Project will publish a one-volume edition of her letters. As the NHPRC’s 1998-99 Fellow in Historical Documentary Editing, Ms. Faulkner will assist the project staff in every kind of work necessary to publish a one-volume documentary edition. She will take part in the selection and transcription of documents for inclusion in the volume, as well as annotation, proofreading, and verification of the selected materials. Ms. Faulkner’s educational background and previous research will make it possible for her to contribute significantly to the project’s work; in turn, she will gain experience in documentary scholarship.

The NHPRC, the grant-making affiliate of the National Archives and Records Administration, currently awards one fellowship in historical documentary editing each year. The fellowship is intended to expand opportunities for historians to learn accepted procedures for making documentary materials important to the understanding of our nation’s heritage available to the public. For more information on NHPRC’s fellowship program, go to the Commission’s World Wide Web site at http://www.archives.gov/nhprc_and_other_grants/ or contact Laurie A. Baty of the Commission staff at (202) 501-5610 (voice), (202) 501-5601 (FAX), or nhprc@nara.govby e-mail.

For additional PRESS information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (301) 837-1700 or by e-mail.

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