W&L’s Myers Performs Research as a Gilder Lehrman Scholarly Fellow Professor Barton Myers was selected as one of 10 Gilder Lehrman Scholarly Fellows in 2021.
Barton Myers, Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics and History and associate professor of Civil War history at Washington and Lee University, was selected from a pool of 71 applicants as one of 10 Gilder Lehrman Scholarly Fellows in October 2021. The Gilder Lehrman Institute provides annual short-term research fellowships in the amount of $3,000 each to college and university faculty, doctoral candidates and independent scholars working in the field of American history.
Myers’ research project supported by the fellowship is titled, “Champions of the Union: Lincoln’s Southern Commanders and the American Civil War Era.”
As part of the program, the Gilder Lehrman Scholarly Fellows are granted research access to archives in New York City, including the Gilder Lehrman Collection, the New York Public Library, the Schomburg Center, the New York Historical Society and the Columbia University Libraries.
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