Research travel grant award winners announced

The Eberly Family Special Collections Library has announced the winners of the 2014 research travel awards program.

Dorothy Foehr Huck award winners include:
• Georgia Aquilar, architect at the University of Naples "Federico II," for use of the A.E. Bye and Francis Ferguson Papers in her proposed book on natural evolutive logics as strategic principles for designing landscapes and architectures.

• Professor David Frank at the University of Oregon for his proposed research in the Robert Oliver Papers for his project, “Ghostwriting South Korea: Syngman Rhee, Robert Oliver, and the Symbolic Construction of the Cold War,” as well as his research in the Kenneth Burke Papers.

Helen F. Faust Women Writers award winners include:
• Professor Lucinda Damon-Bach of Salem State University in Massachusetts for research in multiple literary collections for her ongoing project of a complete inventory, transcriptions, and likely digital project of Catherine Marie Sedgwick's letters.

• Professor Alan S. Kornspan of Akron University for  research in the papers of Penn State Professor Dorothy V. Harris for his project on her seminal role in the field of sport psychology.

Albert M. Petska Eighth Air Force Archives award winner is:
• Richard Muller, professor of military history, United States Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, for his in-depth research on the 452nd heavy bombardment group of the Eighth Air Force during and after World War II.

The winners will give a short, informal presentation to the public about their research this summer.

Tim Pyatt, the Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair and head of The Eberly Family Special Collections Library at Penn State University Park, created the travel grant awards as an incentive to promote use and disseminate information about the library’s collections. Now in its third year, the awards showcase the wealth of materials in the library and the researchers who benefit from the collections.

Additional details are online or call Doris Malkmus at 814-863-4338.

Last Updated April 21, 2014