Academic journal article The Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association, Inc.

2005 Research Grants

Academic journal article The Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association, Inc.

2005 Research Grants

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Three Awarded Grants

Jay Gaynor, Chairman

Justine Mataleno, Coordinator

Lynne Z. Bassett

8 Juniper Hill Road, Ware, Massachusetts 01082

Ms. Bassett is the sixteenth recipient of the Winthrop L. Carter Memorial Grant. Her research, "American Whole Cloth Quilts: A Study of Regional Innovation, Refinement, and Domestic Production," will study the earliest type of quilt made in America. Her research will document the quilts' construction and designs and investigate their original owners. Among the research objectives are defining regional differences and determining whether or not the fabrics used in the quilts were the product of domestic, rather than commercial, spinning and weaving. This award is given in memory of Winthrop L. Carter, a long-time member of the EAIA and a staunch supporter of its publications and grant programs.

John F. Brannon, Jr.

4212A Caplewood Drive, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401

Mr. Brannon is the eighth recipient of the John S. Watson Grant. His proposal, "Cherokee Phoenix: Advent of a Newspaper," will study the printing press, the metal type, and the papers used in New Echota, Georgia, to produce the first American Indian newspaper. Much of this research will be based upon surviving copies of the Cherokee Phoenix and archaeologically recovered examples of the type representing the eighty-five Cherokee syllabary. The John S. Watson Grant is named in honor of John Watson, Treasurer of the EAIA from 1967 to 1997, in gratitude for his devoted service to the Association. Mr. Watson was an enthusiastic proponent of the Research Grants Committee from its inception until his death.

Andrew Goldstein

155 Redstone Hill Road, Unit 8, Bristol, Connecticut 06010

Mr. Goldstein's research, "Becoming American: European Immigrants and the American Carousel Industry, 1880-1920," will explore the American carousel industry in the context of other areas of contemporary American manufacturing. …

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