Eight Stanford Students Awarded Silas H. Palmer Fellowships

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Hoover War Library Reading Room in Stanford’s Main Library

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives is pleased to announce the winners of this year's Silas H. Palmer fellowship competition. The following eight Stanford students will receive an award of $2000 to support their research based on Hoover's collections.

We look forward to sharing interviews and essays highlighting their projects during the course of the year.

Ian Beacock, PhD candidate in modern European history

Project: "The Head & the Heart: Liberal Emotions in Weimar Germany, 1918–33"

Collections: Poster Collection, Oscar Meyer Collection, and others


Emily Chen, MA student in East Asian studies

Project: "Challenges and Opportunities of Sino-Japanese Reconciliation from the Perspective of Japan"

CollectionJapanese Modern History Manuscript Collection


Britta Ellwanger, BA student in political science

Project: "Evolution and Consolidation of Western Ukrainian Identity"

Collections: K. Bondarenko Papers, Taras Kuzio PapersRoman Laba Collection, Ukrainian Subject Collection, and the Arthur Waldo Collection


Chen Fang, MA student in East Asian studies

Project: “The Making of New Man: Central Party School in the Yan'an Rectification Movement"

Collection: Nym Wales Papers


Benjamin Musachio, BA student in Slavic languages and literature

Project: "An Exploration of the American Right’s Response to Boris Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago"   

CollectionsJames Burnham PapersJohn Chamberlain PapersEugene Lyons Papers, Pasternak Family Papers, Radical Right Collection, and the Sam Tanenhaus Collection


Claire Rydell, PhD candidate in US history

Project: "Inventing an American Liberal Tradition: How England’s John Locke Became ‘America’s Philosopher’" 

Collections: Thomas Byrne Edsall Papers, Heartland Institute CollectionFriedrich A. von Hayek PapersSidney Hook PapersWilliam Harold Hutt PapersInstitute for Humane Studies Miscellaneous RecordsRaymond Moley PapersEdward Rozek Papers


Hangping Xu, PhD candidate in modern Chinese literature

Project: “History as Spectacle: From Communist Sublime to Christian Sublime” 

Collection: Lin Zhao Papers


Xiang Zhai, MA student in East Asian studies

Project: Triangular relations between China, Japan, and the US

Collections: Chiang Kai-shek Diaries, Claire Lee Chennault Papers, T.V. Soong Papers, Albert C. Wedemeyer Papers     


For information about this year's program, please contact outreach archivist Jill Golden at jegolden[at]stanford.edu.