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Harvard University Library Notes / May 2007 / No. 1337
Marilyn Morgan Receives Bryant Fellowship for 2006-2007
Sidney Verba has announced the recipient of this year's Bryant Fellowship: Marilyn Morgan, manuscript cataloger at the Radcliffe Institute's Schlesinger Library. Morgan was selected for the award by Bryant Fellowship jury members Michael Austin, Ann Robinson, and Inés Zalduendo. The jury, appointed by the Professional Development Committee of the Librarians' Assembly, recommended Morgan for her project entitled "Changing Channels: Money, the Media, Sport, and Gender Identity, 1900-1936."
Morgan described her project thusly: "Sports reporting involves the creation of our legends, heroes, and stereotypes. Sports are also irrevocably entwined in the larger political context and cultural perceptions of gender and beauty. Drawing on international and local newspapers and advertising campaigns, 'Changing Channels' illustrates how our current conceptions of masculinity and femininity affect how we interpret the past and how the media assesses significance to sport based on these assumptions. Using the example of the once widely popular English Channel swim, it explores how the media has changed its reporting on sport and reveals why those changes hold significance in our cultural identity today."
For more information on the Bryant Fellowship Program, contact Bette Viano, director of human resources in the Harvard University Library, at 5-3650 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://hul.harvard.edu/resources/bryant.html.