2015 Legacy Research Fellowships To Advance Minnesota History Awarded

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Release dated: 
January 16, 2015
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2015 Legacy Research Fellowships To Advance Minnesota History Awarded

The Minnesota Historical Society is pleased to announce the 2015 recipients of the Gale Family Library Legacy Research Fellowships. This is the second round of fellowships awarded by MNHS, made possible by funding from the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The competitive fellowship is designed to support research on Minnesota history that is conducted at MNHS’ Gale Family Library at the Minnesota History Center. The fellowship is open to any post-college Minnesota scholar.

The 2015 winners and their topics:

Kirsten Delegard, Minneapolis
“City of Light and Darkness: The Making of a Progressive Metropolis in Minneapolis,” a comprehensive history of Minneapolis, post-1940.

Mary Krugerud, Shakopee
History of tuberculosis treatment at Minnesota's sanatoriums.

Eric Colleary, Minneapolis
Social history and cookbook based on research into the James J. Hill House kitchens.

David LaVigne, Eveleth
Ethnic and multi-ethnic public commemorations on Minnesota's Iron Range from the 1960s to the 1980s and how these celebrations affected regional, state and national identities.

All fellowship recipients receive a stipend. Recipients will write articles for MNopedia, MNHS’s online resource for reliable information about significant people, places, events and things in Minnesota history.Several hope to produce articles for MNHS’s journal, Minnesota History as well.

The first published MNopedia entry from a 2014 Legacy Fellowship recipient is Lois Glewwe’s article on Dakota missionary Jane Smith Williamson.

Announcement details for the 2016 round of Legacy Fellowships will be made in July 2015, with an application deadline in fall 2015.

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The Legacy Research Fellowship is made possible by the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.

The Minnesota Historical Society Gale Family Library is located in the History Center at 345 Kellogg Blvd. W. in St. Paul. Regular library hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday.

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, the Society preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.

The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.