Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Gephardt Fellowship

*Editor's Note: Thanks to Julie for bringing this to my attention. Every which way I try to swing it, it is just not a possibility for me to leave the Stallings Papers for the summer to to do this, but really how awesome would it be?!?!

Richard A. Gephardt Fellowship

The Missouri Historical Society is now accepting applications for the 2007 Richard A. Gephardt Fellowship. This fellowship is intended to advance research and disseminate knowledge about the Congressional career of Richard A. Gephardt and The Gephardt Congressional Papers collection. Research proposals from graduate students in the fields of History and Political Science, as well as other disciplines, will be given consideration.

Richard A. Gephardt served as the Representative to Missouri’s 4th Congressional District from 1977-2004. He served as the House Majority Leader from 1989-1995 and House Minority Leader from 1995-2003. Gephardt was particularly active in issues concerning labor and trade. He was a Democratic runner for the presidential nomination in 1988 and 2004.

The Gephardt papers were given to the Missouri Historical Society in 2005. The collection is composed of the papers from Gephardt’s St. Louis office, his Washington D.C. office and his campaign office. Of particular interest to researchers will be the files kept by Gephardt’s legislative assistants, his speeches and press releases, a large newspaper clipping file and congressional correspondence. The collection also includes thousands of pieces of audio/visual materials.

The Fellow will be given the opportunity to conduct research in the collection before it is open to the public in 2008. Special consideration will be given to those who demonstrate through their proposals the potential to attract further attention to the Richard A. Gephardt Papers.

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