Kedra Kearis (AH PhD anticipated) receives NY Historical Society Fellowship for Summer 2019
Kedra Kearis has been awarded a NY Historical Society Fellowship for her pre-doctoral research on women patrons of New York Society in the Gilded Age. Kearis's research focuses on the French-American exchange in the late nineteenth century with a particular emphasis on the revival of eighteenth-century fine and decorative arts.
Fellowships of the NY HS are made possible through the generous endowment of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Patricia D. Klingenstein Library at the NY HS is home to over 350,000 books, nearly 20,000 linear feet of manuscripts and archives, and a distinctive collection of maps, photographs and prints, as well as ephemera and family papers documenting the history of the US from a distinctly NY perspective. The Library's collections are particularly rich in material pertaining to the American Revolution and the early Republic, the Civil War, and the Gilded Age.