Cornell University: ILR’s Kheel Center names Strassberg Grant winners

The Kheel Center has announced that Mary Vidaver and Ian Gavigan have been selected as this year’s Richard Strassberg Travel Grant award winners.

The grant was named in honor of former Kheel Center Director Richard Strassberg (1977-2007) in recognition of 30 years of exceptional leadership and dedication to Cornell University. Established on the occasion of his retirement with funding provided by Ann S. and Theodore W. Kheel, the grant provides financial support of $1,500 yearly to select researchers, scholars and graduate students who seek to conduct research at the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives of Catherwood Library. Catherwood, located in the ILR School, is part of Cornell University Library. Preference is given to projects that have a high probability of publication or public dissemination.

“From oral histories to historic documents to the compilations of research by earlier scholars, the extraordinary collection of materials Kheel Center will prove invaluable,” Vidaver said. “I am thrilled by the selection committee’s vote of confidence in this specific proposal and in my larger project that links religious thought and ideas of democracy to a wide range of social justice activism in the South.”

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