Publication Date

May 1, 1996

Rockefeller Archive Center Grants-in-Aid

Among the 1996 recipients of the Rockefeller Archive Center Grants-in Aid for Research at the center in Tarrytown, N.Y., are the members listed below.

Rima D. Apple (Univ. of Wisconsin at Madison)
John Baick (New York Univ.)
Dianne Glave (Loyola Marymount Univ., Los Angeles)
Clifton Hood (Hobart and William Smith Colls.)
Rebecca Plant (Ph.D. cand., Johns Hopkins Univ.)
Jonathan Rees (Ph.D. cand., Univ. of Wisconsin at Madison)

Archives Partnership Trust

Public policy research grants to pursue historical research in the New York State Archives were awarded to three AHA members, among others.

Seth I. Kamil (Ph.D. cand., Columbia Univ.)
Gretchen E. Knapp (Eastern Illinois Univ.)
James M. Pearson (Ph.D. cand., Univ. of California at Los Angeles)

Donald Akenson (Queen’s Univ. of Canada) has been awarded the 1995 Canada Council Molson Prize in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The $50,000 prize recognizes Akenson’s important contribution as a teacher, editor, and foremost authority on the Irish diaspora, among many other achievements.

Terry Anderson (Texas A&M Univ.) has published The Movement and the Sixties (Oxford Univ. Press). The book examines “the movement” from Greensboro in 1960 to Wounded Knee in 1973.

Bernard Bailyn (Harvard Univ.) was a participant in the Library of Congress lecture series examining books that influenced Western thought. His lecture on March 21 was on The Federalist.

Omer Bartov (Rutgers Univ.) has published Murder in Our Midst: The Holocaust, Industrial Killing, and Representation with Oxford University Press. It has been awarded the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History by the Institute of Contemporary History and Wiener Library in London.

Carol K. Bleser (Clemson Univ.) has received the Award for Distinguished Service in Documentary Preservation and Publication from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission for her many accomplishments in documentary scholarship.

Arnold Blumberg (Towson State Univ.) has retired after 38 years but continues to teach part time. He received the President’s Award for Distinguished Service to the University in 1995. Also in 1995, Greenwood Press published a reference work, of which he was editor in chief, Great Leaders, Great Tyrants: Contemporary Views of World Rulers Who Made History.

The Modern Library has published The Daniel J. Boorstin Reader. The reader is the first Modem Library collection of works by a living author.

Paul Jerome Croce (Stetson Univ.) published Science and Religion in the Era of William James, Vol. 1: Eclipse of Certainty, 1820-1880 with the University of North Carolina Press. He has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to begin work on his next volume.

Cornelia Hughes Dayton (Univ. of California at Irvine) was the winner of the 1996 Douglass Adair Memorial Prize for the best article published in the William and Mary Quarterly during the period 1990-95. Her article, “Taking the Trade: Abortion and Gender Relations in an 18thCentury New England Village,” appeared in the January 1991 issue.

Alfred Elkins (independent scholar) reports that he has worked in publishing for 20 years. Elkins has a special interest in the American Revolution.

Carl J. Guameri (St. Mary’s Coll. of California) received the Eugenio Battisti Award from the Society for Utopian Studies for his article, “The Americanization of Utopia,” published in the spring/summer 1994 issue of Utopian Studies.

Evan Haefeli (Ph.D. cand., Princeton Univ.) was presented with the 1995 Richard 1. Morton Award for a distinguished article titled “Revisiting the Redeemed Captive: New Perspectives on the 1704 Attack on Deerfield,” which he coauthored with Kevin Sweeney for the January 1995 issue of the William and Mary Quarterly.

Martha Hodes (New York Univ.) has just completed a year of leave with a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for University Teachers and an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, both taken for the 1995 calendar year. Her book, Sex Acrossthe Color Line: White Women and Black Men in the Nineteenth Century South, is forthcoming from Yale University Press.

John F. Howes (independent scholar) edited Nitobe Inazo, Japan's Bridge across the Pacific, published by Westview Press. The book includes essays by 12 American, Canadian, and Japanese authors that deal with the life and works of one of modem Japan’s most controversial figures.

Frances Karttunen (Univ. of Texas at Austin) published Between Worlds in 1994. It received many favorable journal reviews and is now available in a paperback edition.

Ascuncion Lavrin (Arizona State Univ.) has published Women, Feminism, and Social Change in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay:1890-1940, with the University of Nebraska Press. Lavrin moved to Arizona State University in fall 1995.

Richard K. Lieberman (LaGuardia and Wagner Archives) recently published a much-acclaimed book, Steinway and Sons, with Yale University Press.

Andre Liebich (Graduate Inst. of International Studies, Switzerland), was awarded the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History for 1995, presented by the Wiener Library in London. He shared the prize with Omer Bartov (see above).

Edwin A. Lyon (Louisiana State Univ.) published A New Deal for Southeastern Archaeology with the University of Alabama Press. The book received the Anne B. and James B. McMillan Prize from the press.

Barbara Bennett Peterson (Univ. of Hawaii) has received emeritus professor status from the University of Hawaii’s board of regents. She has published two books with American Heritage—America, 17th, 18th, and 19th Centuries and American History, 19th and 20th Centuries—as well as an updated version of her book,Britons View America.

Sue Rabbitt Roff (Univ. of Dundee, Scotland) has recently published Hotspots: The Legacy if Hiroshima and Nagasaki, with Cassell. Her book reports original archival research in the study of the long-term effects of the bombs on humanity.

Michael Roth (Claremont Graduate School has been appointed assistant director of the Scholars and Seminars Program by the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities. He will begin at the center, which brings together scholars, writers, and artists from around the world, on June 1, 1996.

Gloria Garrett Samson (independent scholar) has published The American Fund for Public Service: Charles Garland and Radical Philanthropy, 1922-1941, with Greenwood Press.

James A. Sandos (Univ. of Redlands) has coauthored a book titled The Hunt for Willie Boy: Indian-Hating and Popular Culture, published by the University of Oklahoma Press. The book has been named an outstanding book on the subject of human rights by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in North America.

Susan L Smith (Univ. of Alberta) has published Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired Black Women's Health Activities in America 1890-1950. She has a joint appointment in the Women’s Studies Program and Department of History and Classics and was recently awarded tenure and promotion to associate professor.

Sherman DavieSpector (Russell Sage Coll.) reports that hi publication Romania at the Paris Peace Conference, 1962, has been reprinted in Romani, and is also available in a new translation there after three decades of suppression.

Corinne Comstock Weston (Herbert Lehman Coll., CUNY) was awarded the John Frederick Lewis Prize from the American Philosophical Society for her book which the society published, The House of Lords and Ideological Politics: Lord Salisbury's Referendal Theory and the Conservative Party, 1846-1922. Weston spoke at the November meeting of the society and was a commentator at the January meeting of the AHA.

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