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Clark Travel-to-Collections Grant Recipients

The Clark Travel-to-Collections program provides support for research using the automotive history collections of The Henry Ford. Return to overview of program.

2011 Fellows

  • Saima Akhtar, doctoral candidate, University of California, Berkeley
    Imported to Detroit: Fordism, Management of (Inter)national Labor Migration and the Making of Ethno-spiritual Geographies, 1914-1953

  • Bruce Wright, editor, Fabric Architecture
    Profile and design history of Bill Moss, developer of the Pop Tent in 1955

2010 Fellows

  • Christopher Buck, assistant professor of political theory, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York
    Industrial ecology of Ford Motor Company

  • David Greenstein, PhD candidate, University of Illinois at Urbana
    Assembling Fordism: transnational encounters and the production of automobiles, Americans and Bolsheviks in Detroit and early Soviet Russia

2009 Fellows

  • Stefan Bauernschmidt, scientific assistant, Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany
    Ford in Inter-war Berlin

  • Stefan Link, PhD candidate, Harvard University, Cambridge
    International Fordism-Henry Ford, National Socialism, and Illiberal Visions of a Just Economy in Germany and the U.S.A., 1920-1939

2008 Fellow

  • Katherine Parkin, Assistant Professor of History, Monmouth University, Long Branch, New Jersey
    “Women Drivers in the 20th Century.”

2007 Fellows

  • Adam Saunders, doctoral student, Department of Social Policy & Social Work, University of Oxford, England
    “Company Policy and the Welfare State: Ford’s Approach to Unemployment Compensation in the United States and Britain, 1911-1955.”
  • Damon Yarnell, doctoral student, History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
    “Behind the Line: Purchasing Agents, Shortage Chasers and the Origin of Mass Production at Ford Motor Company, 1908-1930.”

2006 Fellow:

  • Terence Young, Assistant Professor of Geography, Geography and Anthropology Department, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA.
    "Pilgrim's Progress:  The Origin and Meaning of the Four Vagabonds' Camping Trips."

2005 Fellow:

  • Andreas Exenberger, Assistant Professor of Economics and Statistics
    Innsbruck University, Austria
    "Ford’s Obsession to Rubber: An Empirical Study about Irrational Decision Making"

  • Sarah Rose , Ph.D. candidate University of Illinois at  Chicago .
    " No Right to be Idle:Work, Citizenship and the Invention of Disability 1880 - 1930"
2004 Fellow :
  • John Dean, Ph.D., University of Versailles: “The Pluralism of Edsel Ford”
2003 Fellows:  

  • Dimitry Anastakis, Ph.D., York University and Canadian Fulbright scholar, Michigan State University: Ford Motor Company of Canada.

  • Jens Kabisch, visiting tutor, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, Meisenweg, Germany: "The Notion of Writing One's Own History in the Life and Work of Henry Ford"

  • Miriam Nyhan, graduate student, University College Cork:  Henry Ford and Sons of Cork, Ireland

2001 Fellows:  

  • Regina Lee Blaszczyk, assistant professor of History and American Studies, Boston University: The Revolution in Color Styling

  • Christopher Wells, Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, University of Wisconsin: "The Great American Love Affair: Cars, Culture and the Origins of the Modern American Landscape"
2000 Fellows:
  • Robert Buerglener, Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, University of Chicago: "Creating the American Driver, 1895-1915"

  • Thomas M. McCarthy, Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, Yale University : "Cars, Consumers and the Environment"

1999 Fellows:  

  • L. Michael Bell, Associate Professor of English, University of Colorado, Boulder: "Carlore"

  • Kevin Borg, Hagley Fellow and Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, University of Delaware: "From the Village Blacksmith to Mr. Goodwrench: The Technology and Culture of Auto Repair in the United States, 1896-1950"
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