Hackman Research Residency:

Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Award Recipients:

2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

2005 Award Recipients

Ron Arons, Independent Writer, Oakland, Calif.

The Jews of Sing Sing

Tricia Barbagallo, Graduate Student, Department of History, SUNY University at Albany

Poor Unheralded Lives: The Paupers of Albany, New York, 1686 to 1803

Brian Buff, Independent Scholar, Albany, N.Y.

Flags, Bunting, Parades, and Fireworks: New York State and Public Commemoration of the Past

Laura H. Congleton, Independent Researcher, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Boys in Blue: Union Volunteers from Owego, N.Y.

Peter Eisenstadt, Independent Scholar, Rochester, N.Y.

Rochdale Village and the Rise and Fall of Integrated Housing in New York City

Rusell L. Johnnson, Lecturer, Department of History, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

The ‘It' Girl and 1920s America [ censorship of films starring Clara Bow ]

Jeffery Kraus, Professor, Department of History, Political Science, and Economics, Wagner College, Staten Island, N.Y.

The Pre-New Deal: Franklin Roosevelt as Governor of New York State, 1929-1933

Lisa L. Ossian, Instructor, Southwestern Community College, Winterset, Ia.,

American Children and the Second World War

Edward Paulino, Assistant Professor, Department of History, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY.

Indecent and Obscene Scenes: Censoring in Latin American Films by the Motion Picture Division

Marian Rhoades, Instructor, Department of Chemistry, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, N.Y.

Study of Building Stone Used in the Erie Canal from 1817 to the Present

Mark L. Thompson, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.

The ‘Swedish' Nation under Dutch Rule: Ethnic and National Identities in the Delaware Valley, 1655-1664

2004 Award Recipients

Amy Godine, Lecturer, University Without Walls, Skidmore College
A Scheme of Justice and Benevolence: Using Tax Records to Explore the Bright Life and Swift Demise of an African-American Adirondack Farm Colony Before the Civil War

Ella Howard, doctoral candidate, Boston University
Skid Row: A Cultural History of the Bowery

James Kaser, Associate Professor and Archivist, The College of Staten Island
A Guide to Archival Materials Related to Staten Island at the New York State Archives

Guillaume Martin, Independent Scholar
The Transatlantic Slave Trade in Colonial New York, circa 1682-1774: A Case Study of a Minor Port

Pamela McVay, Associate Professor of History, Ursuline College
Negotiating Stereotypes: Legal Narratives in the Dutch Republic and the Indies 1585-1725 (A Project Requiring the Use of the Fort Orange Records 1656-1678 and Council Minutes 1638-1665)

Jon Parmenter, Assistant Professor, History Department, Cornell University
At the Wood's Edge: Iroquois Politics and Society, 1675-1775

Douglas Platt, Museum Coordinator, People Inc.
Disability Policy: A Historical Perspective in New York State

Dan Prosterman, doctoral candidate in history, New York University
Creating the Cold War in New York City: Political Activism, Electoral Reform, and the Rise of Anti-Communism, 1935-1947

Heather Thompson, Associate Professor of History, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Attica: Race, Rebellion, and the Rise of Law and Order America

Ilyon Woo, Preceptor (Instructor) and doctoral candidate, Columbia University:
Mother Against Mother

2003 Award Recipients

Hilary Botein, doctoral student in urban planning, Columbia University
Solid Testimony of Labor's Present Status: Unions and Housing in Postwar New York City

Marlene Doxtator, Coordinator of New York Land Rights, Oneida Nation
Oneida Nation Archival Project Proposal: To collect information on history relating to Six Nations and Oneida

Michael E. Easterly, doctoral student in history, University of California, Los Angeles
Mortgaging the Future: The Establishment of Claims to Salaried Employees' Future Earnings in New York City, 1890-1920

David A. Fyfe, graduate student in geography and research assistant, The Pennsylvania State University
From Roundhouse to Cloverleaf: How modern transportation networks have influenced land-use change in the Albany/Binghamton corridor of New York State

Miriam Greenberg, Assistant Professor of Media and Urban Studies, Pratt Institute, and doctoral student in sociology, City University of New York
Branding New York: The Rise of a New Strategy of Economic Development, 1968-2002

Simon Middleton, PhD, Lecturer in American History, University of East Anglia
Privileges and Profits: Tradesmen In Colonial New York, 1621-1750

Edythe Ann Quinn, PhD, Associate Professor of History, Hartwick College
Records on "The Hills," A Rural African American Community in Westchester County, 1780s - 1920s, in the New York State Archives

Peter Siskind, PhD, Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania, and Adjunct Lecturer, Temple University
Black and Environmental Politics' Parallel Paths: Nelson Rockefeller and the Evolution of Metropolitan Liberalism in 1960s New York and Growth and Its Discontents: Localism, Protest and the Politics of Development on the Postwar Northeast Corridor

2002 Award Recipients

Richard Bond, doctoral candidate in history, The Johns Hopkins University
Black Life in Eighteenth-Century New York

Loren A. Broc, doctoral candidate in history, University at Albany, State University of New York
Religion and Insanity in New York State, 1800-1870

Thomas H. Cox, doctoral candidate in history, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Courting Commerce: Gibbons v. Ogden and the Transformation of Commerce Regulation in the Early Republic

Brad Edmondson, Independent scholar
Silent Voices: The Rise of New York's Insane Asylums, 1840-1900

Raymond J. Haberski, Jr., PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of History/Political Science, Marian College
"The Heroic Age of Moviegoing": New York City Movie Culture, 1945-1975

Mary Keelan, doctoral candidate in comparative literature and film studies, The Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York, and independent non-profit and library consultant
Legislating cinema aesthetics: response of the NYS Examiners to Soviet Film Exhibition in NY from the 1920s through the 1930s

Laurie Kozakiewicz, doctoral candidate in history, University at Albany, State University of New York
In Politics a "Half a Loaf" is Still Progress: Five Women's Political Careers in New York State 1895-1950

Stephen A. Mihm, doctoral candidate in history, New York University
Making Money: Bank Notes, Counterfeiting, and Confidence, 1789-1877

Sean T. Moore, doctoral candidate, University of Connecticut
Crime and Clemency in New York State, 1799-1860

Benjamin Reiss, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Tulane University, and National Endowment for the Humanities/American Antiquarian Society Fellow
Literary Life in a Nineteenth-Century Insane Asylum

Jeffery T. Sammons, PhD, Professor of History, New York University
"Harlem's 'Hellfighters' and the Crusade for Citizenship": The 369th Regiment, 'The Great War', and Black New York

David Stradling, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Cincinnati
Making Mountains: New York City and the Catskills

Invitational Resident

Richard Dickenson, Public Historian, Borough of Staten Island; Richmond County, New York
Pre-Consolidation Education: A Historical Pursuit

2001 Award Recipients

Mark Anderson PhD., Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Hobart & William Smith Colleges
Regulating Personalities: The New York State Motion Picture Commission and the Hollywood Star System, 1921-1927

Nancy A. Banks, doctoral candidate in History, Columbia University
Workers Against Liberalism: The Struggle over Affirmative Action in the New York City Building and Construction Trades, 1961-1976.

Thomas H. Cox, doctoral candidate and Adjunct Instructor in History, State University of New York, University at Buffalo
Courting Commerce: "Gibbons vs. Ogden" and the Transformation of Commerce Regulation in the Early Republic

Peter R. Demontravel, PhD , Adjunct Instructor, Sociology/History, College of New Rochelle
From the Sidewalks of New York: The 71st New York State National Guard at San Juan Hill

Janna L. Dieckmann, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Systems of Long-Term Care for the Aged and Chronically Ill in New York State, 1940-1970

Joshua R. Greenberg, doctoral candidate in History, American University
Household Data for Journeymen Tradesmen in New York City, 1800-1840

Colette Lemmon, Special Exhibits Consultant/Curator, Seneca-Iroquois National Museum
Salem Days: The Thomas Indian School in Perspective

Noel Maccarry, School Library Media Specialist and English Language Arts Chairman, North Salem Central School District
A Young Person's Guide to the American Revolution in Westchester County

Anne K. Oboyski, M.S, R.N, C.S., Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome and doctoral candidate in History, State University of New York, University at Albany
The Development, Evolution and Control of the Profession of Nursing in New York State -- 1902 to 1949

Patrick Peterson, Director, Holland Patent Teaching - Learning Center
Digitization of select Department of Visual Instruction images

David H. Serlin, PhD, Assistant Professor, Albright College
Graphic Medicine: Modern Health Care and Postwar Photography, 1945-1980

Christine A. Smith, President and Chief Conservator, Conservation of Art of Paper, Inc.
The 1911 Fire at the State Capitol: William Berwick and Efforts to Salvage and Restore Artifacts

Eve P. Smith, DSW, Independent Scholar, University of Windsor, Ontario (retired)
Policy Development, Change & Government Supervision of Child Welfare in N Y S, 1860-1998: part of book "Gotham's Orphans: A History of Child Welfare in NY"

Susan Jane Staffa, PhD, Independent Scholar
Schenectady Genesis: The Creation of an American City from an Anglo-Dutch Colonial Town, ca.1774-1800

Laura Wittern-Keller, doctoral candidate and Graduate Assistant in History, State University of New York, University at Albany
The Film Censors of New York State, the Courts, and the First Amendment: 1922-1965

2000 Award Recipients

Andrew D. Arenson, Teacher of U.S. History, Arlington Central School District
The Arlington Repository/Museum - Teacher Curriculum Development Center and Community Research Facility

Cleeson S. Bush, PhD, Historian, Town of New Baltimore; and Co-Librarian, Greene County Historical Society
The Loss of a Town Institution: New Baltimore's Schools

Lisa Cardyn, J.D., doctoral candidate in American Studies, Yale University, Joint-Degree Program
Theorizing Practice/Practicing Theory: Traumatic Sex and American Psychology

John C. Fredriksen, PhD, Independent scholar
War of 1812 Manuscripts: A Directory of North American Repositories

Robin L.E. Hemenway, doctoral candidate in American Studies, University of Minnesota
A Better Family? Indenture, Juvenile Rehabilitation, and The Politics of Reform at the New York House of Refuge, 1890-1915

Benjamin Justice, doctoral candidate in History of Education, Stanford University
Peaceable Adjustments: Religious Diversity and Local Control in New York State Public Schools, 1865-1900

Kathleen S. Kutolowski, PhD, Associate Professor of History, State University of New York, College at Brockport
Genesee Gentry: Patronage Appointments and the Making of a Local Political Elite, 1803-1821

Teresa K. Lehr, Instructor, Department of English/Advisement Coordinator, State University of New York at Brockport
Epidemic! New York State's Response to Contagious Diseases, 1880-1920

Anne K. Oboyski, MS, RN, CS, Assistant Professor of Nursing, State University of New York, Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome; and doctoral candidate in History, State University of New York, University at Albany
The Development, Evolution and Control of the Profession of Nursing in New York State, 1902-1949

Tod M. Ottman, doctoral candidate in History, State University of New York, University at Albany; and Adjunct Professor, The Sage Colleges
The Empire State at War: World War II's Impact on the Policies, Politics, and Institutional Development of the New York State Government

Henry J. Rademacher, doctoral candidate and Teaching Assistant in Geography, Pennsylvania State University
Geographies of Investment in New York State Railroads: Changing Patterns of a Corporate System

Donald M. Roper, Ph.D., Independent scholar and Retired, Associate Professor of History, State University of New York, College at New Paltz
Shaping the Young Republic's Law: The New York Supreme Court, 1798-1823

Joseph F. Spillane, PhD., Assistant Professor of Criminology and History, University of Florida
Young Offenders in Prison: The Legacy of Correctional Innovation in New York State, 1930-1980

Ren Vasiliev, PhD, Associate Professor of Geography, State University of New York, College at Geneseo
The Placenames of New York State

Laura Wittern-Keller, doctoral candidate and Graduate Assistant in History, State University of New York, University at Albany
An inquiry into the legal challenges to New York State's film censorship statute, 1922-1965, and how the resulting court decisions contributed to our current interpretation of the First Amendment of the US Constitution.

1999 Award Recipients

James D. Alsop, PhD, Professor of History, McMaster University
Public Health Challenges, 1689-1798: Migration and Military Activity in New York State

Elizabeth Alice Clement, PhD, Lecturer in History, University of Pennsylvania
Trick or Treat: Prostitution and Working-Class Women's Sexuality, New York City, 1900-1932

Carolyne E. Cocca, doctoral candidate (ABD) in Politics and Graduate Assistant in Politics, New York University
Regulating Adolescent Sexuality: A Critical Analysis of Gender, Race, and Class in Statutory Rape Policies and Prosecutions--New York and California, 1948-98

Ronald E. Dombrowski, Jr., Teacher of Social Studies, Red Hook High School
Primary Documents by County: Reform/Change described by the NYS Archives concerning Environmental/Health; Juvenile Rehabilitation; and Political Reform--A Teachers Resource

Allison Dorsey, PhD, Assistant Professor of History, Swarthmore College
Across the Lines: White Communities and Black Migrants in Oneida County New York, 1930-1975

Stephen Duncome, PhD, Assistant Professor of American Studies, and Andrew MattsonLecturer in American Studies, State University of New York, College at Old Westbury
A Portrait of the Criminal as a Young Man: Crime and Juvenile Delinquency in 1920s New York City.

Michael R. Fein, doctoral candidate in American History, Brandeis University
Public Works: The Politics and Economics of Highway Construction in New York State, 1890-1956

Thomas H. Fletcher, PhD, Lecturer and Teaching Assistant in Geography, McGill University
Love Canal and the Geography of Environmental Politics in New York State

Peter Hanson, Independent scholar
Dalton Trumbo: The Screenwriter as Rebel (1935-1973)

Mark P. Meuwese, doctoral candidate (ABD) in History, University of Notre Dame
War, Trade, and Intermarriage: Indigenous Peoples and the making of the Dutch Seaborne Empire in the Atlantic World, 1590-1700

David L. Preston, doctoral candidate in History, College of William and Mary
The Texture of Contact: European Settlers and Indians on the New York Frontiers, 1700-1774

Diane Shaw, PhD, Assistant Professor of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University
Sorting the City: Urban Landscapes in Upstate New York, 1810-1850

Susanah E. Shaw, doctoral candidate in History, Cornell University
Family Frontiers: Gender and Family in the Shaping of New Netherland, 1609-1664

Eve P. Smith, D.S.W., Independent scholar
The Case of the Thomas Indian School: an in-depth study of a minority institution in comparison with other institutions for dependent children in New York State

Chad R. Wheaton, doctoral candidate in History, Syracuse University
Exhibition and Spectacle: 150 Years of Culture, Politics, and Business at the New York State Fair, 1841-1991

John Fabian Witt, doctoral candidate in Law and History, Yale Law School/Yale University; Legal History Fellow, Yale Law School; and Richard Franke Fellow, Yale University
Administering Twentieth-Century Accident Law, a chapter in a dissertation entitled Accident and Design: Workmen's Compensation and the Making of Modern American Personal Injury Law, 1870-1940

1998 Award Recipients

Karen A. Balcom, doctoral candidate in History, Rutgers University
The Traffic in Babies: Cross-Border Adoption, Baby-Selling and the Development of Child Welfare Systems in Canada and the United States, 1930-1960

James W. Darlington, PhD, Independent Scholar
Salt from the Earth: The Growth and Transformation of the Onondaga Salt Industry, 1797-1920

Colin J. Davis, PhD, Associate Professor of History, University of Alabama at Birmingham
African American Longshoremen in New York City: The Post WWII Era of Challenge and Confrontation

Mary Beth Debicki, doctoral candidate in History, University of Kansas
Themis in the Empire State: The Supreme Court of Judicature and The Court of Chancery in the Lives of New York Women, 1797-1847

Maryrose Eannace, doctoral candidate in English, State University of New York, University at Albany and Assistant Professor/Director of Theatre, Cazenovia College
Lunatic Literature: The Opal, 1851-1860

Jeffrey B. Flagg, Graduate Research Fellow and doctoral candidate in American Culture Studies, Bowling Green State University
The Road to Wisdom: Evolution of a Land Ethic in the Adirondack State Park

Thomas H. Fletcher, doctoral candidate in Geography, McGill University
Love Canal: Its Twenty-Year Legacy and Impact of Environmental Policy and Politics in New York State"

Kathrun W. Lerch, Independent Scholar
The Eighth New York Heavy Artillery Regiment, 1862-1865: A Military and Social History of the Men from Western New York and Their Communities

Jo Margaret Mano, PhD, Associate Professor of Geography, State niversity of New York at New Paltz
Investigating the New York Surveyor General's Office: 1784-1834

Tod M. Ottman, doctoral candidate in History, State University of New York, University at Albany
The Impact of World War II on the Policies and Politics of New York State Government

Michael Spear, doctoral candidate in American History, City University of New York Graduate Center
Labor, Politics and the Crisis of Liberalism: NYC Municipal Unions and the NYC Fiscal Crisis of the 1970s

Karim M. Tiro, doctoral candidate in History, University of Pennsylvania
The People of the Standing Stone: The Oneida Indian Nation from Revolution through Removal, 1768-1850

James H. Williams, PhD, Assistant Professor of History, Middle Tennessee State University
Identity as Power: The Cultural Struggle for the Early Mid-Atlantic Colonies

1997 Award Recipients

Rachel J. Devlin, doctoral candidate in History, Yale University
Their Fathers' Daughters: Female Adolescence and the Problem of Sexual Authority in America, 1945-1965

Mark J. Essig, doctoral candidate in History, Cornell University
The Jury Yawns and Wonders What it all Means: Forensic Medicine, Expert Testimony, and the Problem of Explaining Science to Nonscientists

Tami J. Friedman, doctoral candidate in US History, Columbia University
Communities in Competition: Capital Migration and Plant Relocation in the US Carpet Industry, 1935-1975

Stephen C. Light, Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice, State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh
Prisoners Discharged by Death from Auburn Prison, 1933-1963

1996 Award Recipients

Simon Cole, doctoral candidate in Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University
Manufacturing Identity: A History of Techniques of Criminal Identification in the US

Cheryl Hicks, doctoral candidate in American History, Princeton University
Women, Prisons and Race in New York, 1890-1940

Seth I. Kamil, doctoral candidate in American History, Columbia University
The Management of Misery: Homelessness in New York City, 1857-1940

Gretchen E. Knapp, Visiting Assistant Professor in History, Eastern Illinois University
War and Welfare: Public Policy and Social Problem-Solving in New York

Patrick McGreevy, Associate Professor in Geography, Clarion University
Nature's Strongest Barrier: Topography and Meaning in Lockport

Thomas Mauhs-Pugh, Visiting Assistant Professor of Education, Dartmouth College
A History of Rural Schooling in New York State, 1795-1995

James M. Pearson, doctoral candidate in History, University of California Los Angeles
Liberty Suspended: the Rise and Decline of Debt Imprisonment in New York, 1750-1831