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West Texas A&M awards Center for the Study of the American West research grants

Recipients include Joel Zapata of SMU


The following is from the Sept. 28, 2017, edition of The Amarillo Globe-News.

October 2, 2017

Anne Medlock of West Texas A&M University, Joel Zapata of Southern Methodist University and James Vice of Texas Tech University are the first recipients of WT’s Center for the Study of the American West research grants.

The grants, which range from $400 to $1,600, fall into two categories — CSAW Research Grants (internal) and Jo Stewart Randel Grants (external). The grants are open to professional researchers and students in all academic disciplines and allow the recipients to pursue research opportunities on any topic related to the American West.

Medlock, WT associate professor of theater, used her grant to aid her research on 19th-century garments at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, the Museum of Texas Tech, the Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas and collections at History Colorado Center in Denver. Her project is titled “Costume Construction Technique of 1900s Women’s Garments.”

Zapata, who is a Ph.D. candidate at SMU, won a grant for his proposal, “The Mexican Southern Plains: Creating an Ethnic Mexican Homeland on the Llano.”

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