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Congratulations to the 2019-20 Fellows

Short-Term Travel Fellowships have been awarded to four individuals studying at universities across the United States. In addition, a University of Illinois at Chicago Graduate Student Fellowship was awarded to one UIC scholar.

The Short-Term Travel Fellowship gives individual researchers, teachers and writers of any nationality who live outside of the Chicago metropolitan area the opportunity to travel to UIC to conduct research using special collections and university archives. The UIC Graduate Student Fellowship is open to UIC students who are enrolled in a graduate degree program and conducting research in subject areas related to the Library’s strong special collections in the history of Chicago. For a complete list of the Library’s holdings, visit

Congratulations to the 2019/20 fellows!

2019/20 UIC Library Short-Term Fellowship Awardees

Brian Glover
Assistant Professor, English Department
East Carolina University

Project title: Twentieth Century Boswell

Collection to be consulted: Boswell Club of Chicago

Thomas Leslie
Morrill Professor, Department of Architecture
Iowa State University

Project title:  Chicago Skyscrapers, 1934-1980

Collection to be consulted: Richard J. Daley collection

Liane Malinowski
Assistant Professor, English Department
University of North Texas

Project title:  Industrious Women: Arranging Home and Work in a Global City, 1889-1915

Collections to be consulted:

  • Ellen Gates Starr records
  • Hart, Schaffner, and Marx
  • Hull-House
  • Italian American collection
  • Women’s Trade Union League of Chicago

Bobby J. Smith II
Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of African American Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Project title: Food Justice, Race Relations and the History of African Americans in Chicago

Collections to be consulted:

  • Associated Negro Press collection
  • Black History collection
  • Chicago Council on Urban Affairs
  • Chicago Urban League records
  • Southern Regional Council records
  • Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee collection
  • Richard J. Daley collection

2019/20 UIC Library graduate student fellowship awardee

Haley Volpintesta
PhD student in Sociology

Project title: (Un)Safe Harbor: The Effects of White Slave Panic Persistence for Youth Who Trade Sex

Collections to be consulted:

  • Chicago Crime Commission collection
  • Chicago Urban League records
  • Chicago Women’s Aid records
  • Child Welfare pamphlet collection
  • Children’s Home and Aid Society of Illinois
  • Illinois Committee on Employment of Youth records
  • Off-the-Street Club records
  • YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago records
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