Columbia University Libraries Announces Research Awards Winners
NEW YORK, May 11, 2012 –

Columbia University Libraries is pleased to announce the ten recipients of the Libraries Research Awards. The Libraries Research Awards program, established this year, provides $2,500 grants to facilitate access to Columbia's special and unique collections. 

Grants were awarded on a competitive basis to scholars whose research proposals demonstrated a compelling need to consult CUL holdings for their work.  Participating libraries and special collections include: the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, and the Area Studies Collections. 

This years awardees, projects, and collections of interest are:

Sakena Abedin, Yale University
Project: Cornell Medical College comprehensive care and teaching program Collections: RBML; Bureau of Applied Social Research; Robert Merton

Paola Canova, University of Arizona
Project: Reading Between the Lines: Exploring Self-Representations of Missionaries and their Constructions of Ayoreo Christianity in the New Tribes Mission Periodicals
Collections: Burke; Brown Gold and NTM@Work periodicals

Paige Conley, University of Wisconsin
Project: Rhetorical legacy of Dakota activist, writer, and orator, Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, also known as Zitkala-Ša (Native Americans in the 20th c)
Collection: RBML; Vera Connolly Papers

Ari Cushner, UC Santa Cruz
Project: Cold War liberalism
Collections: RBML; New Leader; Sol Stein; Lionel and Diana Trilling; Richard Hofstadter; Peter Viereck

Ann Fleming, University of Pennsylvania
Project: History of predatory lending and urban poverty in the 20th c
Collections: RBML; Bureau of Applied Social Research; Lilian Wald; Mobilization for Youth; Community Service Society

Nicholas Genau, University of Virginia
Project: An examination of the Principles of Design and Institutional Architecture of James Renwick, Jr.
Collections: Avery & RBML; Drawings, photographs & papers of James Renwick and James Renwick Jr., Selma Rattner Research Papers, Renwick Family Papers

Malherek, Joseph, George Washington University
Project: Marketing strategies in postwar America
Collections: RBML; Bureau of Applied Social Research; Paul Lazarsfeld; Robert Merton

Steffen Rimner, Harvard University
Project: Asia and global drug control
RBML, Starr & Burke; Wellington Koo (papers and library); James T. Shotwell; anti-opium pamphlets collection

Martha Scotford, North Carolina State University
Project: Biographical study of trade book designer Ernst Reichl 
Collections: RBML; Ernst Reichl; Graphic Arts Collections

Nicole Willock, University of Denver
Project: How did Tibetan Intellectuals Understand the Categories of Religion, Secularism and Superstition in the Early 20th Century 
Collections: Starr; Tharchin and other related Tibetan collections

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services is one of the top five academic research library systems in North America. The collections include over 11 million volumes, over 150,000 journals and serials, as well as extensive electronic resources, manuscripts, rare books, microforms, maps, and graphic and audio-visual materials. The services and collections are organized into 22 libraries and various academic technology centers. The Libraries employs more than 500 professional and support staff. The website of the Libraries is the gateway to its services and resources:

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