Randy Beth Clarke Fellowship in American History History and Art History

Awarded to a graduate student who has an excellent academic record and has an interest in the Civil war era and/or women's history.

2021 Awardees

Samantha  Snyder

Samantha Snyder


Samantha Snyder is the reference librarian at George Washington's Mount Vernon. She is graduating summer of 2021 with a master's in history, with an emphasis on eighteenth century American history. She is originally from Madison, Wisconsin, and went to the University of Wisconsin where she received her master's in library and information studies, and her bachelor's of art in English literature. She studies the history of early American women, as well as the social and material culture of urban elites in the mid-Atlantic. She is working on a biography of Elizabeth Willing Powel, an influential eighteenth-century Philadelphia woman known for her political salons, and friendship with George Washington. She is excited to use the knowledge she has gained in the MA program at George Mason University to continually build her career as a librarian and in future scholarly endeavors.

2020 Awardees

Chester Pelsang

2019 Awardees

Dylan Jones

2018 Awardees

Kathryn Lyons

Katie Willard

2017 Awardees

Kelley Fincher

2016 Awardees

Greta Lohe

2015 Awardees

Paige Gibbons

2014 Awardees

Pamela Grainger

2013 Awardees

Erik Johnson

2012 Awardees

Kate Grauvogel

2011 Awardees

Christopher Warren

2010 Awardees

Sheri Huerta