2011 Cushing-Glasscock Awards to be Presented Oct. 28 at Cushing Library

Marketing and Communications | October 24, 2011

Recipients of the 2011 Cushing-Glasscock Awards will present their research findings at 4 p.m., Oct. 28 in the Mayo-Thomas Room of Cushing Memorial Library and Archives.

Madalyn Ard (history), Glynnis Linderman (English), and Nicholas Mizer (anthropology), the 2011 award winners, will give short presentations at the event. Ard’s project, “Farm Animals in Suburban Backyards: 4-H and Community Awareness in Post War Texas, 1945-1989” makes use of records and manuscripts from the Texas and Oral History collections. Linderman examined numerous literary manuscripts in Cushing Library’s collections for her project, “The Women’s Legion: The Role of Female Authors in The Legion Book.” Mizer drew upon gaming materials within the Science Fiction Research Collection for his paper, “The Pictures are So Much Better: Cross-Media Trends and Orality in Dungeons & Dragons.”

Co-sponsored annually by the Cushing Memorial Library and Archives and the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research, these awards provide graduate students in the humanities with $2,000 to cover research expenses for projects based in the collections of the Cushing Library. A call for submissions for the 2012 awards will be released in January. Any questions or queries should be directed to Cait Coker at ccoker@tamu.edu or at 979-845-1951.