18 Jul 2012

Two Archival Research Fellowships Awarded

Posted by Steve MacLeod

The UCI Libraries has recently awarded two $500 Archival Research Fellowships, to Rebecca Huey and Jennifer Henry. The awards are given to students who submit a completed research paper that was based on extensive archival research in Special Collections and Archives. These two outstanding papers have been published in the UCI Libraries’ instance of eScholarship, in a new series titled Archival Research Fellowship Papers. Congratulations to Rebecca Huey and Jennifer Henry!

Rebecca Huey, undergrad Fellowship winner.

Rebecca Huey, the undergraduate student Fellowship winner, submitted the paper “Protest in Practice: The University of California, Irvine’s Place in the Anti-Vietnam War Movement from 1965 to 1970.” Completed for Humanities Core 1C (Spring 2012, Instructor Christine Eubank), her paper explores the tactics of resistance employed by students and faculty at several college campus during the anti-Vietnam War movement. It focuses on the uniquely peaceful and open character of the protests that took place on the UCI campus. Rebecca will be a second year undergraduate student at UCI in the Fall. Currently unaffiliated within the School of Biological Sciences, she is originally from Torrance, CA and she enjoys cross-country running and playing soccer in her free time.

Jennifer Henry, graduate Fellowship winner.

Jennifer Henry, the graduate student Fellowship winner, submitted the paper “The Private City: Irvine (Company), California.” Completed for American Legal History (Spring 2012,  Professor Christopher Tomlins) her paper describes privatization of land use regulation in Irvine, California as a descendent of the technique of using private companies to undertake the government function of colonization. Jennifer will begin her third year of law school at UCI in the Fall. She holds a B.A. in International Studies from Macalester College, awarded cum laude. She is a co-founder of the interdisciplinary Jurisdiction, Power, and the Frontiers of Empty Space Reading Group through the UCI Center in Law, Society, and Culture and recipient of the Jackson Lewis Scholarship. She is a Research Assistant for Professor Bob Solomon, serves on the Law Review as a Senior Notes Editor, competed in Moot Court, and has served on the Student Faculty Appointments Committee. She greatly enjoys pro bono work with the Community Economic Development Unit at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and hopes to be a professor some day in the future.

The UCI Libraries collect archival and manuscript materials from significant individuals and organizations to support original research. Our archival collections contain unique primary sources and are available in the Special Collections and Archives Department.

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