PhD Candidate Gwendolyn K. White is among seven scholars selected for the inaugural class of fellows for the new Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon.
A George Washington's Mount Vernon press release explains that "During the course of their residence, the scholars will generate new research on the life, leadership, and legacy of Washington. They will also explore topics related to early America and engage in ground-breaking historic preservation-focused studies inspired by the enterprising efforts of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. The fellows, who range from doctoral candidates to seasoned scholars, were selected after a review by an independent jury of five prominent scholars who met at Mount Vernon in December 2012."
White received the James C. Rees Entrepreneurship Fellowship funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation for her project, "Commerce and Community at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, 1754-1799."
January 18, 2013