Announcing the Recipients of the 2014 Sam Fishman Travel Grants

The Walter P. Reuther Library is very pleased to announce the Sam Fishman Travel Grant Awardees for 2014. Each year, the Fishman Travel Grants provide up to $1000 for travel to the Reuther Library for research into its vast collection of archival records related to American labor movement. The award is named in honor of Sam Fishman, one of Michigan’s great labor leaders.

We wish to congratulate the awardees for 2014:

Jacob Altman, Ph.D. student, University of Iowa, “Brought Down from the Mountain: Personal and Political Transformations in an Era of Depression and Reform, 1930s-1950s.”

Eladio B. Bobadilla, Ph.D. student, Duke University, “The Undocumented Immigrant Experience in California’s Central Valley after 1945.”

Jonathon D. Cohen, Ph.D. student, University of Virginia, “The Other Levittown: Working Class Suburbs and the American Dream, 1945-1963.”

Lisa Furchtgott, Ph.D. candidate, Yale University, “Artisans of Death: New England Weapons Shop Floors and the Reconstitution of Work.”

Melissa Ford, Ph.D. candidate, Saint Louis University, “Nuts and Bolts: Working Class African American Women, the Communist Party, and Labor Agitation in the Midwest, 1929-1933.”

Rebecca Griffin, Ph.D. candidate, University of Massachusetts, “American Labor Poetry of the 1930s.”

Nicholas Albert Juravich, Ph.D. candidate, Columbia University, “’An Education in Democracy’: Paraprofessionals in Schools, Communities, and the Labor Movement, 1965-1980.”

Anne Lane Windham, Ph.D. candidate, University of Maryland— College Park, “Knocking on Labor’s Door: Union Organizing and the Origins of the New Economic Divide, 1968-1985.”

Announcements for the 2015 grant application process will be forthcoming in October 2014.

Congratulations again to the 2014 Sam Fishman Travel Grant Awardees.