First Andersen Research Scholars Chosen
Five students and faculty members from institutions around the world have been named the inaugural Andersen Research Scholars. Each will receive between $500 and $2000 to support travel, housing, and other related costs for research in various special collections in Andersen Library over the coming year. Named for former governor and University of Minnesota regent Elmer L. Andersen, the program honors the Governor's passion for collecting and for expanding the use of the collections. The following 2011 scholars will complete their research by December 31, 2011 and deposit the product of their research with the University of Minnesota Libraries.
Dr. Samuel Zebulon Baker
Department of History, Georgia Southern University
Dr. Baker will conduct research in University Archives for his book Fields of Contest: Race, Religion, and College Football in the U.S. South, 1945-1975.
J. Edmund Heavens
Graduate student, St. John's College, Cambridge, England
Heavens will use records in the Kautz Family YMCA Archives for his dissertation on the Robert R. Service family's efforts to establish a YMCA presence in Sichuan, China.
Professor Paul Kemeny
Department of Religion and Humanities, Grove City College
Professor Kemeny's research is for a book, The First Moral Majority: The New England Watch and Ward Society and Moral Reform Politics in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century America, using Social Welfare History Archives.
Graduate student, National Technical University of Athens (Greece)
Pantelidou will be conducting research at the Charles Babbage Institute for her dissertation on the effects of Electronic Recording Machine-Accounting on the banking industry.
Graduate student, Rutgers University
Phillips will use the Children's Literature Research Collections for her dissertation, 'The Child in the Midst': Modernism and the Problem of Childhood Interiority.