Past Recipients of Research Travel Grants


William Kiser (Texas A&M-San Antonio) "Contingencies of Empire, Civil Ware Diplomacy in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands"
David Kruger (University of Wyoming) "Biography of William M. Batten, CEO of JCPenney, 1958-1974"
Mario Rewers (Vanderbilt University) "Origins of the American Studies Program, 1930s-1990s"
Chloé Marie Pomedio (Universidad de Guadalajara) "Isabel T. Kelly and the Sierra de Manantlán Archaeological Project"


Regina Lee Blasczyk (University of Leeds) “Selling Fashion: How Stanley Marcus Uplifted Texan’s Tastes and Helped make Dallas into a Fashion City”
Danielle Dreilinger
(Journalist) “The Secret History of Home Economics: Reaching the Teachers through JC Penney”
Hillary Mushkin
(Caltech) "Survey to Surveillance," Places Journal, April 2021
Cecily Zander 
(Pennsylvania State University) “Agents of Empire: The U.S. Army, Native Americans, and the Civil War in the Making of the American West”


Cecelia Antrique  (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) “American Protestant Groups and their influence in Temperance and Prohibition in Mexico”
Shay O'Brien
 (Princeton University) "Sociological Study of the Changing Role of Dallas Elite, 1890s-1960s"
Andrew M. Busch (Coastal Carolina University) "Rise of Technology in the Economic Growth of Texas, 1950s-60s"
Robert W. Haynes (Texas A&M International) "Replacing the Romantic Plantation: Horton Foote's Dramatic Engagement from Gone with the Wind (The Musical) to Convicts," 
Skené, Journal of Theatre and Drama Series, 5:2, December 2019, pp. 81-100. 


Scott McFarlane (Columbia University)  "All the ways the Trinity River connects to urban and rural Texas should matter to Dallas," Dallas Morning News, November 24, 2019
Michael Vinson (Santa Fe, NM) "A Biography of John Holmes Jenkins, III"
Edward Westermann (Texas A&M - San Antonio) "Alcohol, Violence and Atrocity in the American West” 


No awards given in 2016 due to closure of the library during remodeling.


DTR * Xueying Wang (China) "Sound, Space and Southern Identity: On Horton Foote's Plays"


Thomas Buckley (United Kingdom) “The Productivity Performance of Large Scale Retail Firms, 1945-1980”
Francesco Gerali (Italy) “The Geology and the Art of Prospecting for Oil of Everett Lee DeGolyer”
Elizabeth Ingleson (Australia) “The End of Isolation: Rapprochement, Globalization, and America’s Trade with China, 1972-1978”
DTR * Joel Kitchens (Texas A&M University)  “Sacred Spaces, Collective Memories, and Romanticized Tourist Destinations in the Old Spanish Missions of San Antonio”
José Gabriel Martínez-Serna (Mexico) “Native Mobility and Ethnic Spaces in the Texas Borderlands: The Toboso Indians from the Seventeenth Century to Mexican Independence”
José María Rodríguez Jimenez (Spain) “The Presidio of San Antonio de Bexar in the Spanish Defensive Strategy in the Texas Borderlands” 
Ty Welborn (Paris Junior College) "Biographical Study of Antonio Maceo Smith”


Stephanie L. Baker Opperman
(Illinois) "Health Campaigns in Mexico, 1940s-1960s"
DTR * Betsy Beasley (Connecticut) * "Serving the World: Energy Contracting, Logistical Labors, and the Culture of Globalization, 1945-2008"
Mary Elizabeth Curry (National Security Archive, Washington DC)  Creating an American Institution: The Merchandising Genius of J. C. Penney (Garland Publishing, 1993), revised edition to be published.
David Kruger (University of Wyoming) J.C. Penney: The Man, the Store, and American Agriculture (University of Oklahoma Press, 2017)
Mary Mendoza (UC-Davis) “If We Build it, They Won’t Come: The Physical Manifestation of the U.S.-Mexico Border”  


Francesco Gerali (Mexico) "The Petroleum Industry in Mexico in the 19th Century"
Jon Kowalski (Carnegie-Mellon) "The Story of the Development of Transistor and Integrated Circuit Technology"
Katrina Lacher (University  of Central Oklahoma) “‘Mr. Penney’s Farms’: J.C. Penney’s Agricultural Pursuits”
Jerry Thompson (Texas A&M International) "The Letters of William Walradt Dunlap to Jane C. Dunlap, Brownsville, 1847-1861"
Alessandra Wood (University of Delaware) “Designing the Department Store: Designers, Retail Establishments, and the Changing Public Perception of Design in the Mid-Twentieth Century”


DTR * Matthew Amato (University of Southern California)  Exposing Slavery: Photography, Human Bondage, and the Birth of Modern Visual Politics in America (Oxford University Press, 2019)
Bert Spector (Massachusetts) Implementing Organizational Change: Theory Into Practice (Pearson, 2012)
Peter Scott (University of Reading, U.K.) "The Dynamics of Variety Store Retailing in Britain and the USA, 1920-1939"
Jon Kowalski (Pennsylvania) "The Story of the Development of Transistor and Integrated Circuit Technology


Robert Haynes (Texas A&M Internaltional) "An exploration of Horton Foote’s Relationship to the Literary Attitudes of William Faulkner" 
John Lauer (New Hampshire) "J.C. Penney’s Automated Credit Reporting System" 
Peggy Rosenfeldt  (Louisiana) "Lessons from Lucinda" Theater, Design and Technology, Vol 48, no. 4 (fall 2012)


DTR * Alexander Olson (Michigan) * "'You have rescued me from academicism': Selections from the Correspondence of Henry Nash Smith and Mary Hunter Austin," Southwest Review 96, no. 1 (Winter 2011): 50-65.


Mark Finlay (Georgia) Growing American Rubber: Strategic Plants and the Politics of National Security (Rutgers University Press, 2009). 
George Cox (New Mexico) “Fortune Hunting in Revolutionary Mexico: Letters from William B. Cox and his Family in Texas, Tamaulipas, and Veracruz (1908-1918)”
DTR * Marion Castleberry (Texas) Blessed Assurance: The Life and Art of Horton Foote(Mercer University Press, 2014)


Mary Ellen Curtin (England)  "Their Idol, Their Vision': African American Womanism and the Rise of Barbara Jordan," The Journal of Women's History, Volume 20, number 1, March 2008.
Michael Van Wagenen (Utah) Remembering the Forgotten War: The Enduring Legacies of the U.S.-Mexican War (University of Massachusetts Press, 2012).
Chantal Cramaussel (Mexico) "A Study of Mexican-French Artists and the Mississippi & Missouri Railroad in Iowa, 1849-1851"


Margarita Gascon (Argentina) “Natural Resources and the Defense of the Empire: The Spanish Borderlands during the Seventeenth Century” 
DTR * Robert Haynes (Texas A&M International) The Major Plays of Horton Foote (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2010)
Sarah Hill (Western Michigan) "El Dompe, Los Yonkes and Las Segundas: Consumption’s Other Side in El Paso-Juárez,” in Land Of Necessity: Consumer Culture In The U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, Alexis McCrossen, ed. Durham: Duke University Press. 361-395. 
Michael Komanecky (Farnsworth Art Museum) "Colonial Missions in American ARt & Literature from the 19th and 20th Centuries"
Dennis Merrill (Missouri) Negotiating Paradise: U.S. Tourism and Empire in 20th Century Latin America (University of North Carolina Press, 2009).


Kimberly Wilmot Voss (Southern Illinois University ) "Vivien Castleberry: An Editor Ahead of Her Time," Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 110, Number 4, April 2007, pp.514-532
Alejandro Tortolero (Universidad Autonoma Metropolitanta-Itzapalapa, Mexico) "Para una historia agraria de México: tierra, sociedad  y ecología en las economías de México (1780 y 1940)"
Sheri Marie Shuck (University of Alabama) Journey to the West: The Alabama and Coushatta Indians  (University of Oklahoma Press, 2008).  


Karen Merrill (Massachusetts) "Texas Metropole: Oil, the American West, and U.S. Power in the Postwar Years," Journal of American History, (2012), 99 (1): 197-207. 
Miguel Ángel González Quiroga  (Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico) War and Peace on the Rio Grande Frontier, 1830-1880 (University of Oklahoma Press, 2020).


Dina Berger (Ohio) The Development and Promotion of Mexico’s Tourism Industry: Pyramids by Day, Martinis by Night (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006)  
William Carrigan (New Jersey) The Making of a Lynching Culture: Violence and Vigilantism in Central Texas, 1836-1916 (University of Illinois Press, 2014)
Justin Poché (Indiana) “Between Two Worlds: The Memoirs of José Antonio Menchaca”
William Robbins (Oregon) "The Insurgent West: Cultures of Resistance that Shaped the American West"
Clive Webb (United Kingdom) “Mob Violence Against Mexicans and Persons of Mexican Descent in the United States, 1848-1928”


Linda English (Oklahoma) “By All Accounts: General Stores and Their Communities on the Southern Plains, 1870-1890," (University of Oklahoma PhD dissertation)
Michael Kimaid (Bowling Green State University) "Using Cartography to Analyze the Spanish Imperial and American National Political and Cultural Systems, 1880-1920"  

Ron Law (San Jacinto College) "Congressman Hatton W. Sumners of Dallas, Texas: His Life and Congressional Career, 1875-1937 (TCU PhD dissertation)
Richard Orsi (California) Sunset Limited: the Southern Pacific Railroad and the Development of the American West: 1850-1930 (University of California Press, 2007)
Yolia Tortelero Cervantes (Mexico City) "The Government, Court System, Viceroy, Archdiocese of Mexico, Nueva Vizcaya in the Northern Provinces of New Spain"


John F. Crossen (Arizona) "Francisco Javier Clavijero and the Founding of the Literary West,"The Human Tradition in the American West, eds. Tong and Lutz (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2001 ) pp. 1-17. 
Mark Dyreson (Pennsylvania State University) “American Ideas about Race and Olympic Races from the 1890s to the 1950s: Shattering Myths or Reinforcing Scientific Racism?” Journal of Sports History, Spring, 2001.
Jorge Fernández-Barrientos Martín  and Manual Villar Raso (Granada, Spain)"Chicano Literature"
Brian Frehner (University of Oklahoma) Finding Oil: The Nature of Petroleum Geology, 1859-1920 (University of Nebraska Press, 2011)
Octavio Herrera Pérez (Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas Mexico) "Social, Political, and Cartographic History of the U.S.-Mexico Border Region"
Manuel Villar Raso (Spain) "Chicano Literature"
Patrick Cox (Texas) Ralph W. Yarborough, the People's Senator (University of Texas Press, 2001)


Eve Carr (Arizona) "Newark Methodist Maternity Hospital in El Paso and the Relationship between Maternity Care for the Poor and Religious/Philanthropic Reformers in the 20th Century"
Thomas H. Cox(New York) “Courting Commerce: Gibbons v. Ogden and the Legal Transformation of Interstate Trade in the Early Republic”
Yvonne Davis Frear (Texas A&M) "'The Fight Is On!’  Juanita Crafts’s Battle to End Segregation in Dallas, Texas, 1945-1955"
Omar Valerio-Jiménez (California) River of Hope: Forging Identity and Nation in the Rio Grande Borderlands (Duke University Press, 2013)


Sara Ortelli (Colegio de Mexico) "Trama de una guerra conveniente: 'apaches, infidentes y abiegoes en Nueva Vizcaya en el siglo XVII" 
Myrna Santiago (St. Mary's College, California) "Oil and the Environment in Mexico"
Alfredo Jiménez Nunez (Spain) “El Gran Norte: Northern Mexico and the Spanish Borderlands in North America"


Marvin Dulaney (South Carolina) "Black Politics in Dallas, Texas, 1935-1972"
Raúl Mandrini (Argentina) "Borderlands, Indigenous Peoples in the Colonial Period"
Michael A. Kimaid (Ohio) "Using Cartography to Analyze the Spanish Imperial and American National Political and Cultural Systems, 1880-1920"  


Salvador Bernabéu (Spain) "El Septentión Novohispano. Ecohistoria, sociedades e imágenes de frontera"
Frank Sampanaro (University of Texas - Permian Basin) "Photographic Images of Porfirian Mexico"
Paul Vanderwood (San Diego State University) "Photographic images of the Porfirian Mexico"


* Daughters of the Republic of Texas  Award Grant Recipient