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Announcing the 2024 Clyde Research Fellows in Mormon Studies and Gender

The University of Virginia’s Mormon Studies Program is pleased to award the inaugural Aileen H. and Hal M. Clyde Research Fellowship in Mormon Studies and Gender to the following recipients:

David Howlett
Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion
Smith College

Nancy Ross
Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Art and Sciences
Utah Tech University

“Beehive Girls and the Priesthood: Reactions to Women’s Ordination and Feminism in Church Curriculum in the 1970s and 1980s”

Stephen Cranney
Non-Resident Fellow, Insititute for the Studies of Religion, Baylor University Adjunct Lecturer, Sociology Department, Catholic University of America

“Intersecting Identities: A Study of Pre-2000 Affirmation Materials and the Interplay between Developing Mormon and LGBTQ Identities”

These fellowships were awarded for research in the Gregory A. Prince Collection related to Mormonism and gender, including women’s history, feminist studies, masculinity studies, or sexuality studies.

The Prince Collection is composed of 108 cubic feet of published and unpublished materials, audio recordings, images and artifacts related to Mormonism in its several varieties, but primarily the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is housed in the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library which number more than 400,000 books, 15 million manuscripts, and thousands of maps, broadsides, photographs, audio and video recordings, and artifacts. It is nationally recognized for the richness of its holdings in American history.

A guide to the Collection, including a container inventory may be browsed online by entering the call number MSS 16540 in the UVA Library Search Engine.

Additionally, several diaries and excerpts from the Collection are free to browse on the UVA Mormon Studies Website.