Spring 2010 Peirce Center Research Fellows Announced
Release date: February 05, 2010
The Brooke and Carol Peirce Center for Undergraduate Research in Special Collections is pleased to announce the Spring 2010 Undergraduate Research Fellows: Oliver Cole ’10, Lucie Ferguson ’10, Anne McLaughlin ’10, and Maura Roth-Gormley ’10. The fellows will receive stipends of $500 to $1,000 to conduct research on primary sources and documentary evidence in Goucher’s Special Collections and Archives.
Cole and McLaughlin will be researching a mysterious collection of rare maps dating from the 17th century and creating an online exhibit of digitized images from the maps. Ferguson, an art major, will be examining the illustrations found in different editions of Mother Goose rhymes to create her own artistic renderings of the verses. Roth-Gormley will investigate a diverse collection of archival materials on co-education at Goucher College and conduct oral histories for a research paper that will be her senior thesis.
Brooke Peirce (1922-2003), a Goucher College professor of English for more than 30 years, and his wife, Carol Peirce (1922-2005), a longtime English professor at the University of Baltimore, dedicated their lives to scholarship and teaching. The Peirce Center operates in the spirit of their commitment to providing superior higher education and their enthusiasm for the treasures to be found in Goucher’s Special Collections and Archives.
Peirce Undergraduate Research Fellowships are designed to provide the opportunity for an in-depth research project that takes advantage of the rich resources in Special Collections and Archives at the Goucher College Library. Each fellowship results in a tangible product, such as a research paper, Website, short story, documentary, finding aid, or poetry collection. For fellowship applications and more information about the Peirce Center, visit the Website at http://www.goucher.edu/x38128.xml.
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