Professor Burek Pierce Awarded American Antiquarian Society Fellowship

The Council of the American Antiquarian Society has awarded Jennifer Burek Pierce a fellowship at its Center for Historic American Visual Culture. Burek Pierce will pursue research on a project titled "The Reign of Children: Games and Toys in American Public Libraries." Her initial research on early public libraries' use of games and toys will be presented as part of the Library History Round Table's Research Forum during the 2009 ALA Annual Meeting in Chicago. The fellowship, supported by the Jay T. Last Fund, enables researchers to spend a month in residence at the American Antiquarian Society to make use of its holdings in American art, visual culture, or other graphic materials.