J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship Recipients
The J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History is sponsored jointly by the AHA and Library of Congress. It is awarded annually to support significant scholarly research in the library collections by scholars at an early stage of their careers.
2016 Jameson Fellowship
Joseph Malherek, From Bauhaus to Maxwell House: Émigrés and the Making of American Consumer Culture, 1933—76
The manuscript tells the story of émigrés who used European methods of social science to shape American consumer culture. These business professionals—many of whom were left-wing, German-speaking Jews—fashioned new marketing strategies and design techniques informed by Freudian theory, Bauhaus modernism, and empirical social research.