Past Fellows: 1994-1995

The Library Company of Philadelphia Research Fellows in American History & Culture

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellows

Christine Bell, Ph.D. candidate in Art History, Northwestern University. A Family Conflict: Visual Imagery of the “Homefront” in the American Civil War (1861-1866)

Ernest Freeberg, Ph.D. candidate in History, Emory University. The Education of Laura Bridgman, the First Deaf and Blind Person to Learn Language

Maurice Jackson, Ph.D. candidate in History, Georgetown University. Anthony Benezet and the Age of the Atlantic Revolution

Daniel P. Kilbride, Ph.D. candidate in History, University of Florida. Philadelphia and the Southern Elite: Class, Culture, and Kinship in Antebellum America

Michael D. Layton, Ph.D. candidate in Political Science, Duke University. The Origin of American Political Parties in the States, 1776-1787

Margaret H. McAleer, Ph.D. candidate in History, Georgetown University. Paupers, Criminals, and Gentlemen: Philadelphia’s Irish, 1785-1805.

Dr. Joseph R. McElrath, Jr., Professor of English, Florida State University. An Edition of the Letters of Charles W. Chesnutt

Richard E. Powell, Jr., Ph.D. candidate in History, University of Delaware. The Animate Creation: Artifacts and Domestic Life

Dr. Merril D. Smith, Instructor in History, Temple University. Between Generations: Mothers and Daughters and the Transmission of Culture in Early America

David M. Stewart, Ph.D. candidate in English, University of Chicago. Reading American Sensationalism: Print, Pleasure, and the Contexts of Popular Response, 1835-1870

Dr. Mark Valeri, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Lewis and Clark College. Concepts of Moral Discipline and the Transition to Capitalism in Early America

McLean Contributionship Fellow

George W. Boudreau, Ph.D. candidate in History, Indiana University. The Surest Foundation of Happiness: Education and Society in Franklin’s Philadelphia

Barra Foundation International Fellow (with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania)

Dr. James Walvin, Provost, Alcuin College, University of York. Slavery Systems in the Modern World

Travel Grants

Dr. John W. Pulis, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Adelphi University. Bridging Troubled Waters: African Americans, the Free Black Community, and Afro-Christianity in Jamaica

Dr. Alan Rudrum, Professor of English, Simon Fraser University. Books owned by Henry Vaughan