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2008-2009

2008 - 2009 Scholars in Residence

April M. Beisaw

Binghamton University

  Untangling Susquehannock Multiple Burials ; residency at the State Museum of Pennsylvania

Julian Chambliss

Rollins College

Perfecting Municipal Space: J. Horace McFarland’s Civic Vision; residency at the Pennsylvania State Archives

Kenneth DeLucca

Millersville University

Making Time Count: Pennsylvania Innovators Have Influenced Time Keeping; residency at the State Museum of Pennsylvania 

John M. Foster

Purdue University

Defenders of the Home Front: The Contributions of Northern State Militias; residency at the Pennsylvania State Archives  

Tracy Neumann

New York University

Planning Decline in Pittsburgh and Hamilton; residency at the Pennsylvania State Archives

J. Adam Rogers

Pennsylvania State University

Yankee Odyssey: The Return and Readjustment of Pennsylvania ’s Civil War Veterans; residency at the Pennsylvania State Archives        

Patrick S. Vitale

University of Toronto

Nuclear Suburbs: Westinghouse and the Everyday Politics of the Cold War in Suburban Pittsburgh , 1937 - 1979; residency at the Pennsylvania State Archives    

2007 - 2008

2007 - 2008 Scholars in Residence

Dee A. Andrews

California State University East Bay

The Boundaries of Freedom: Early American Antislavery, 1760 – 1830 ; residency at the Pennsylvania State Archives

Katharina Hering

George Mason University

The History of Genealogical Research: Tracing Pennsylvania German Ancestors at the Pennsylvania State Archives and the State Library of Pennsylvania between the Late 19 th   Century and Today; residency at the Pennsylvania State Archives

Jeffrey D. Kaja

University of Michigan

From Rivers to Roads: Economic Development and the Evolution of Transportation Systems in Early Pennsylvania, 1675-1800; residency at the Pennsylvania State Archives

  Richard McMahon ,

University College Dublin ( Ireland )

The Law, Violent Crime, and the Irish Migrant Experience in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, 1801-1900; residency at the Pennsylvania State Archives

Patrick Spero

University of Pennsylvania

From Contested Land to Commonwealth: The Transformation of Pennsylvania , 1730 – 1800 ; residency at the Pennsylvania State Archives


2006-2007

2006-2007 Scholars in Residence

Candice L. Harrison

Emory University

"The Politics of Exchange in Philadelphia's Public Markets, 1770-1859;" in residence at the Pennsylvania State Archives, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, and State Historic Preservation Office

Mark A. Levengood

University of Maryland

"A Post-Industrial State?: The Social Costs of Postwar Economic Change in Eastern Pennsylvania;" in residence at the Pennsylvania State Archives

Darlene Miller-Lanning

University of Scranton

"Early Development of the Lackawanna Iron Furnaces, 1855-1865: Joel Amsden Maps, George Clough Paintings, and Thomas Johnson Photographs;" in residence at the Anthracite Heritage Museum

Timothy J. Orr

Pennsylvania State University

"’Calling Urban Men to Arms’: Northern Cities Mobilize to Fight the Civil War;" in residence at the Pennsylvania State Archives

Ronald E. Ostman
Cornell University
and
Harry Littell
Tomkins-Cortland Community College

"William T. Clarke’s Photographs of North Central Pennsylvania Logging Operations and Communities, c. 1878-1915;" in residence at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum and the Pennsylvania State Archives

Scott E. Randolph

Purdue University

"Hope, Conflict and Negotiation: Reading the Transportation Crisis of 1917 across the Political Economy of the 20th Century;" in residence at the Pennsylvania State Archives

Leila Bailey Van Horn

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

"Violet Oakley (1874–1961): Artist and Idealist;" in residence at The State Museum of Pennsylvania

2005-2006 2005-2006 Scholars in Residence

William J. Campbell

McMaster University
“Convergence of Interests in a Post-War Era: Indians, Agents, Speculators and the 1768 Treaty of Fort Stanwix;” in residence at the Pennsylvania State Archives

Allen Dieterich-Ward

University of Michigan
“Mines, Mills, and Malls: Regional Development in the Steel valley, 1947-1997;” in residence at the Pennsylvania State Archives

Venetia M. Guerrasio

University of New Hampshire
‘The Business of Bodies’ in “Dissecting the Pennsylvania Anatomy Act: Laws, Bodies, and Science, 1880-1925;” in residence at the Pennsylvania State Archives

Jennifer Manion

McNeil Center for Early American Studies and Rutgers University
“Women’s Crime and Penal Reform in Early Pennsylvania, 1776-1835;” in residence at the Pennsylvania State Archives

Alice Ott

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
“George Rapp’s Theology: Sources, Doctrines, and Biblical Interpretation;” in residence at Old Economy Village

Jonathan White

University of Maryland
“Loyalty, Law, and Politics: The Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Election of 1863;” in residence at the Pennsylvania State Archives
2004-2005 2004-2005 Scholars in Residence

Lisa Marie Anselmi

University of Toronto

"Native Choices: Susquehannock Use of European-Introduced Copper-Based Metals;" in residence at the State Museum of Pennsylvania

Judith Giesberg

Villanova University

"Army at Home: Working Women in the North during the Civil War;" in residence at the Pennsylvania State Archives

Richard G. Healey

University of Portsmouth (UK)

"Internet based access to research resources for the 19th century anthracite coal industry, with particular reference to the Northern Coalfield;" in residence at the Anthracite Heritage Museum

M. Alison Kibler

Franklin and Marshall College

"Racial Ridicule and Reproach in the Censorship of Early Film in Pennsylvania;" in residence at the Pennsylvania State Archives

Carolyn Kitch

Temple University

"On the Tracks of Phoebe Snow: Issues of Gender, Race, and Class in a Pioneering Media Campaign;" in residence at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

Philip A. Perazio

Temple University

"Prehistoric Site Typology for the Pocono Uplands;" in residence at The State Museum of Pennsylvania.

2003-2004 2003-2004 Scholars in Residence

William Conlogue

Marywood University

“Reading Disaster: A Study of Four Anthracite Mining Tragedies;” in residence at the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum

Lisa Lauria

University of Virginia

“Defining Susquehannock: An Attribute Analysis of Susquehannock Pottery, AD 1575-1680;” in residence at The State Museum of Pennsylvania

Richard K. MacMaster

University of Florida

"Philadelphia Merchants, Backcountry Shopkeepers, and Town-Making Fever in the Lower Susquehanna Valley, 1755-1775;” in residence at the Pennsylvania State Archives

Cynthia Patterson

George Mason University

“A Taste for Refined Culture’: Imag(in)ing the Middle Class in the Philly Pictorials of the 1840s and 50s;” in residence at the Pennsylvania State Archives

Donna J. Rilling

SUNY Stony Brook

"Industry and Environment in the 19th-Century Philadelphia Region;” in residence at the Pennsylvania State Archives

David G. Smith

The Pennsylvania State University

"War of Words: An Analysis of Petitions from Southern Pennsylvania Regarding African Americans and Fugitive Slaves, 1845-1870;” in residence at the Pennsylvania State Archives

Monica D. Spiese

University of Delaware

"James Logan’s Construction of the Pennsylvania Frontier;” in residence at the Pennsylvania State Archives

T. Stephen Whitman

Mount St. Mary's College

“Regions, Borders, and Race: Free People of Color in the Mid-Atlantic, 1750-1870;” in residence at the Pennsylvania State Archives
2002-2003 2002-2003 Scholars in Residence

Betty Ferster

Harrisburg Area Community College

"The Bee Fauna of Pennsylvania: Biodiversity and Ecology;" in residence at The State Museum of Pennsylvania

Karen Guenther

Mansfield University

"Conrad Weiser Homestead and the Interpretation of Ethnic History in Pennsylvania;" in residence at Conrad Weiser Homestead {collaborative residency with Michael Emery}

Stephen James

University of Virginia

"The Iconography of Memory: Louis Kahn and the Indian Institute of Management;" in residence at the Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania {Louis I. Kahn Collection}

Thomas C. Jepson

Independent Scholar

"Women and Telegraphy in Pennsylvania;" in residence at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

Vagel C. Keller

Carnegie Mellon University

"Community Response to Environmental Degradation in a Rural Industrial District: The Upper Allegheny Valley, 1870-1930;" in residence at the Drake Well Museum

Joseph P. McKerns

Ohio State University

"Dirty Faces and Tarnished Images: The American Press and the Anthracite Strike of 1902;" in residence at the Anthracite Heritage Museum {collaborative residency with Chester Kulesa and Richard Stanislaus}

James Weeks

Penn State Hazleton

"PHMC Civil War Holdings;" Commission-wide residency {collaborative residency with Linda Ries} PHMC Civil War Holdings Guide (PDF)
2001-2002 2001-2002 Scholars in Residence

Lucia Curta

Western Michigan University

"The Nationality Rooms Program at the University of Pittsburgh: 'Imagined Communities' in Showcases," in residence at the Pennsylvania State Archives

Kathie Shirk Gonnick

Temple University

"Mapping Pennsbury Manor's Past and Future," in residence at Pennsbury Manor

Gabriele Gottlieb

University of Pittsburgh

"A Solemn Warning and Caution to Every One': Capital Punishment in Eighteenth Century America," in residence at the Pennsylvania State Archives

Kali N. Gross

Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture & Ursinus College

"Black Ranting: Lunacy, Feeble Mindednes, and Black Women in Late Nineteenth Century Pennsylvania Asylums," in residence at the Pennsylvania State Archives

V. Funmi Kennedy

Millersville University

"Artisans at the Crossroads: African Americans and Pennsylvania Germans at Work," in residence at Landis Valley Museum

Andrea Zlotucha Kozub

Binghamton University

"Analysis of French Azilum Faunal Remains," in residence at the State Museum of Pennsylvania & French Azilum

Jennifer Lawrence

Temple University

"The Adminisration of a System of Isolation: Eastern State Penitentiary, 1829-1860," in residence at the Pennsyvlania State Archives

Thomas P. Rich

Bucknell University

"Building Pennsylvania: A Technological History of the Commonwealth, Part 2,"in residence at Pennsylvania Lumber Museum, Pennsylvania Anthractire Heritage Museum, and the Drake Well Museum

2000-2001

2000-2001 Scholars in Residence

John Bloom

Dickinson College

"An Oral History of Migrant Farm Labor in South Central Pennsylvania;"
in residence at the Pennsylvania State Archives

David W. Kriebel

University of Pennsylvania

"Belief, Power, and Identity in Pennsylvania Dutch Brauche or Powwowing;"
in residence at Landis Valley Museum

Paul Marr

Shippensburg University

"Commodity Flow on the Pennsylvania Canal System, 1824-1900;"
in residence at the Pennsylvania State Archives

Susan Meo

Shippensburg University

"The Dock Family: Pennsylvania's First Family of Progressivism;"
in residence at the Pennsylvania State Archives

Taro Toyoda

Kansai University, Japan

"The Significance of Landownership in Oil Rush;"
in residence at the Drake Well Museum

Rohit Daniel Wadhwani

University of Pennsylvania

"Creating the Citizen Saver: Household Economy, Savings Institutions, and Civil Society in Pennsylvania & Massachusetts, 1830s-1930s;"
in residence at the Pennsylvania State Archives

Michael Weaver

Temple University

"The Pennsylvania National Guard's Transition from Peace to War, 1939-1944;" in residence at the Pennsylvania State Archives

1999-2000

1999-2000 Scholars in Residence

Lucy E. Carroll

Centennial Schools (ret.)

"Music Transcription Project;"
in residence at Ephrata Cloister (collaborative residency)

Jennifer Ford

University of Pittsburgh

"Thomas Vickroy and the Early Iron Industry Of Somerset County, Pennsylvania;"
in residence at Somerset Historical Center (collaborative residency)

John B. Frantz

Pennsylvania State University

"Pennsylvania State Archives Digital Time Line;"
in residence at the State Archives (collaborative residency)

David John Hancock

University of Michigan

"Madeira Wine and the Emerging Atlantic Economy, 1703-1807: The Development of the Domestic Pennsylvania Market;" in residence at the State Archives

James W. Hatch

Pennsylvania State University

"The Social Context of Native Ceramics: Use Alteration of Susquehannock Pottery"
in residence at The State Museum of Pennsylvania.

Charles Franklin Lee

Carnegie Mellon University

"Odd Jobs: African American Working-Class Formation, 1865-1920;"
in residence at the State Archives

Bernard K. Means

Alexandria Archaeology

"The Somerset County Relief Excavations: The Continuing Research Potential of Archaeological Holdings in The State Museum of Pennsylvania;" in residence at The State Museum

Ellen Stroud

Columbia University

"'The Forest Is the Mother of Our Rivers': Urban Water Supplies and the Campaigns to Bring back Pennsylvania's Trees;" in residence at the State Archives

Lynn Vacca

Pennsylvania State University

"Oral History of African American World War II Veterans;"
in residence at the Pennsylvania Military Museum
(collaborative residency) (declined)

E. Dale Wenger

Pennsylvania State University

"The World According to Rapp: Harmonist Thought and George Rapp's Thoughts on the Destiny of Man ;"
in residence at Old Economy Village
1998-1999 1998-1999 Scholars in Residence

Clarita Anderson

University of Maryland

"Origin and Dissemination of the German Design Vocabulary Used in Nineteenth Century American Handwoven Coverlets: The Role Frakturs;"
in residence at The State Museum of Pennsylvania

David A. Andrews

Duquesne University

"Lake Erie Legacy -- The Maritime Age;"
in residence at the Erie Maritime Museum

Andrew Arnold

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

"Back of the Invisible Hand: Activism, Industrialism, and Democracy in the Central Pennsylvania Coal Fields, 1869-1927;"
in residence at the State Archives

Frances Clarke

Johns Hopkins University

"Gender and the Memory of the Civil War, 1860-1890;"
in residence at the State Archives

Stephanie Dyer

University of Pennsylvania

"Decentering the Consumer City: The Business, Politics, and Culture of Retailing and Shopping Center Development in Metropolitan Philadelphia, 1922-1980;" in residence at the State Archives

Catherine Gudis

Yale University

"The Road to Consumption: Outdoor Advertising and the American Cultural Landscape, 1917-1990;" in residence at the State Archives (declined).

Scott Hendrix

University of Pittsburgh

"The Spirit of the Corps: The Pan-European Martial Culture and the British Army in North America;" in residence at Bushy Run Battlefield

Theodore Kornweibel, Jr.

San Diego State University

"African Americans and Pennsylvania's Railroads;"
in residence at the State Archives and the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

Erika D. Passantino

Independent Scholar

"Creating the Heavenly Jerusalem in the Wilderness: How Pietist Mysticism and Utopian Vision Informed the Builders of Ephrata Cloister;" in residence at Ephrata Cloister

Robert M. Sandow

Pennsylvania State University

"The Peoples Protest: Opposition in Civil War Pennsylvania;"
in residence at the State Archives
1997-1998 1997-1998 Scholars in Residence

Timothy Cuff

University of Pittsburgh

"Human Stature Change and Economic Development in Nineteenth Century Pennsylvania;" in residence at The State Archives

Patricia E. Gibble

American University

"Eighteenth Century Red Earthenware Typology: Form and Func­tion As a Marker for Cultural Process;" in residence at The State Museum

Kali Nicole Gross

University of Pennsylvania

"Not Every Sister Was a Saint, and Not Every Sister Who Sinned Was Wrong: Nineteenth Century Philadelphian Female Offenders;" in residence at The State Archives
Alan D. Gutchess
Independent Scholar

R. S. Stephenson
University of Virginia


"The Material Culture of the 18th Century Indian Trade;"
in residence at The State Museum

Andrew S. Rotter

University of California, Irvine

"Where Did the Jury Sit in Post-Revolutionary Pennsylvania?: The Petit Jury as a Political Institution, 1745-1810;" in residence at the State Archives

Michael Augustus Rushlander

Northern Illinois University

"First Breath: The Roberts Torpedo Monopoly and the Beginning of an Historical Dynamic;" in residence at Drake Well Museum
Richard Stanislaus
"Anthracite Coal Era Art of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 1869-1945;"
in residence at the Anthracite Heritage Museum

Lynn Vacca

Pennsylvania State University

"Steelworkers in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania: Building a Union and a Community;"
in residence at the State Archives
1996-1997 1996-1997 Scholars in Residence

Rosalind J. Beiler

University of Central Florida

"From Germany to America in the Eighteenth Century: The Transatlantic Journey of Caspar Wistar;" in residence at the State Archives

Diane C. DeRoche

Independent Scholar

"A Survey of Native American Textiles in the State Museum of Pennsylvania's Collections;" in residence at The State Museum

Charlene Mires

Temple University

"Memories Lost and Found: Independence Hall in American History and Imagination;" in residence at The State Archives/The State Museum

Thomas R. Ryan

University of Delaware

"Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1750-1830: A Community's History through Objects;" in residence at Landis Valley Museum/The State Museum

Beth Seltzer

Concentric Media

"Dr. Spencer: 'The Angel of Ashland';"
in residence at The Anthracite Complex

Helen Tangires

George Washington University

"The Public Market Tradition in Pennsylvania, 1790-1920;"
in residence at The State Archives/Bureau for Historic Preservation

John Alexander Williams

Appalachian State University

"Pennsylvania History Documentary Film Project: Archival Research;"
in residence at The State Archives/The State Museum
1995-1996 1995-1996 Scholars in Residence

Sean Patrick Adams

University of Wisconsin - Madison

"Old Dominions and Industrial Commonwealths: Political Economy in Virginia and Pennsylvania, 1830-1880;" in residence at the State Archives

Ana Maria Boza-Arlotti

University of Pittsburgh

"An Analysis of the Development of the Susquehanna Society: comparison of early-historic and historic periods social organization based on skeletal and mortuary evidence;" in residence at The State Museum

Jeffrey Bach

Bethany Theological Seminary

"Father Friedsam, Mother Maria, and Prior Onesimus: Gender and Leadership at Ephrata;"
in residence at Ephrata Cloister

William Black

University of Alabama

"I and the Village: Short Stories based on oral histories;"
in Residence at the State Archives

Michael Raymond Di Virgilio

State University of New York, at Buffalo


"Migration from Torino di Sangro to Westmoreland County, 1890-1930;"
in residence at the State Archives

John Philip Jenkins

Pennsylvania State University

"Fascist and Extreme Right Wing Movements in Pennsylvania, 1930-1950;"
in residence at the State Archives

Turk McCleskey

Virginia Military Institute

"Black Ned: A Life on the Colonial Frontiers;"
in residence at the State Archives

A. P. Versteegh

University of Nijmegen the Netherlands

"The Role of Family and Ethnic Networks in Migration and Settlement of Polish Migrants in Pennsylvania;"
in residence at the State Archives and the Anthracite Museum

Robert P. Wolensky

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

"Final Breach: The Knox Mine Disaster and the Decline of the Wyoming Valley Anthracite Coal Industry, 1920-1959;"
in residence at the State Archives and the Anthracite Museum
1994-1995 1994-1995 Scholars in Residence

Kimberly Barton

The New School for Social Research

"Democracy and Confinement: Pennsylvania Asylums in the Antebellum Period;"
in residence at the State Archives

R. Terry Bouton

Duke University

"Assisting True Liberty: The Struggle to Establish Demo­cratic Citizen­ship in Pennsylvania, 1765-1801;"
in Residence at the State Archives

Gail E. H. Evans

Iowa State University

"Crusading for America Beautiful: J. Horace McFarland and the American Civic Association;"
in residence at the State Archives

Robert Alan Harris

State University of New York- Binghamton

"Class, Church, and Homeland: Irish Americans in the Wyoming Valley, 1878-1900;"
in residence at the Anthracite Museum

Mark G. Mapes

University of Delaware

"The Dieselization of the Pennsylvania Railroad;"
in residence at the State Archives and the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

Leslie C. Patrick-Stamp

Bucknell University

"The Crime of Being Black: Ideology and Punishment in Pennsylvania;"
in residence at the State Archives

Margaret L. Vetare

Winterthur Museum

"Cultural Expression in the Welsh Slate Quarrying Community of Delta, Pennsylvania;"
in residence at the State Archives

Kim E. Wallace

HABS/HAER

"The Town of Motels or The Strip in the Middle of Nowhere: Looking for Authenticity and Defining Postmodernism;" in residence at the State Archives and (perhaps) Somerset Historical Center and/or Johnstown office/BHP
1993-1994 1993-1994 Scholars in Residence

John T. Bezis

University of Pennsylvania

"Forging a New Order: Labor and Sectional Differentiation in the Anglo-American Iron Industry, 1715-1830;"
in residence at the State Archives

Thomas Dublin

State University of New York at Binghamton

"Panther Valley Oral History Project;" in residence at Eckley Miners' Village

Patrick Hagopian

Johns Hopkins University

"Representations of the Vietnam War: A Pennsylvania Perspective;" in residence at the Pennsylvania Military Museum and the State Archives

Mary Ann Hellrigel

Case Western Reserve University

"Electrification in Pennsylvania, 1880-1920: The Experiences of Harrisburg, Lancaster, and Williamsport;" in residence at the State Archives

Alison Duncan Hirsch

Penn State Harrisburg

"Race, Ethnicity, and Gender among the 'Lower Sort' in Early Pennsylvania;" in residence at Pennsbury Manor and the State Archives

Pat Levin

University of Pennsylvania

"Folk Medicine and Folk Beliefs: Women's Role in the Health Care System in Pennsylvania German Agrarian Culture;"
in residence at the Landis Valley Museum

R. S. Stephenson

University of Virginia

"British and Provincial Forces in Western Pennsylvania, 1754 - 1765;"
in residence at Bushy Run Battlefield.