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2008 Reed Fellowship Winners!

2008 Merl E. Reed Fellowship in Southern Labor History Two recipients were recently selected to receive the Merl E. Reed Fellowship in Southern Labor History award: Lisa Gayle Hazirjian for her work on “The Legend of Operation Dixie and the Long Labor Movement in Eastern North Carolina” and Benjamin Houston for his work on “The Nashville Way: A Southern City and Racial Change, 1945-1975.” Each of these projects will require substantial research using the collections in the Southern Labor Archives. This year’s winners were chosen by a review committee composed of Ian Fletcher (History Department, Georgia State University), Robert Woodrum (History Department, Clark Atlanta University), Traci Drummond (Archivist, Southern Labor Archives, Georgia State University Library), and Stephen Zietz (Head, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library). The Merl E. Reed Fellowship in Southern Labor History was established in 2000 to honor Dr. Merl Reed, professor, scholar and founder of the archives, for his many contributions to education and labor history. A fellowship of $250-$500 is awarded annually to individuals whose research in the Southern Labor Archives will lead to a book, article, dissertation, or other substantive product. In return, recipients will make a presentation about their research to the Georgia State University community within one academic year after receiving the award. Faculty members, graduate students, upper-level undergraduates, and recognized independent scholars and artists are encouraged to apply. To be considered for the 2009 Merl E. Reed Fellowship in Southern Labor History, applicants should submit on or before November 30, 2008. Please contact Traci Drummond with any questions (

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