Capitol Fellowship Recipients
U.S. Capitol Historical Society Fellows, 2012
Jean Farnsworth, “J. & G.H. Gibson Company’s Stained Glass in the United States Capitol”
Dr. Felicia Bell, “Enslaved Craftsmen and the Construction of the United States Capitol”
Katya Miller, “The Statue of Freedom”
Dana John Stefanelli, “Washington, D.C. and the Political Economy of American Federalism, 1790-1828″
Sandra Weber, “The Portrait Monument to Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony“
U.S. Capitol Historical Society Fellows, 2011
C. Joseph Genetin-Pilawa, “The Indians’ Capital City”
Don Alexander Hawkins, “The Capitol in L’Enfant’s Plan of Washington”
Heidi Irre, “Emanuel Leutze and Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way”
Asma Naeem, “Randolph Rogers and the Columbus Doors”
Rachel Pierce, “Capitol Women: Work, Politics, and Feminism in Congress, 1960-1980″
Pamela Scott, “Charles Bulfinch in Washington, 1818-1830″
U.S. Capitol Historical Society Fellows, 2010
Dr. Julia Sienkiewicz, “Horatio Greenough’s The Rescue Group and the Embodiment of United States Citizenship”
Richard Chenoweth, development of a computer model of the Hall of the House, c. 1814
Dr. Debra Hanson, “Looking Westward: Views of the West from Capitol Hill”
Lindsay Shannon, “Inventing the ‘New Woman’: Suffrage, Art, and Female Image-Building in America”
U.S. Capitol Historical Society Fellows, 2009
Prof. Maurie D. McInnis, University of Virginia, “Remembering the Revolution: Pictures, Politics, and Memory”
Dr. Jenny Carson, the art of William Rinehart
Ms. Emilie Boone, “Sculpture and the Viewing Experience: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Bust by John Wilson for the Capitol Rotunda”
Guy Gugliotta, the Capitol extensions and dome
U.S. Capitol Historical Society Fellows, 2008
Ms. Jean M. Farnsworth, independent historian and conservation consultant: ” Stained Glass Windows and Skylights in the United States Capitol produced by by J. & G.H. Gibson”
Mr. Guy Gugliotta, award-winning journalist and free-lance writer: “The Civil War and the Capitol Dome” (focusing on the roles of Jefferson Davis, Montgomery C. Meigs, and Thomas U. Walter in the expansion of the Capitol)
Dr. Debra Hanson, adjunct professor of art history, University of Richmond: “Westward Expansion and National Identity: A Comparative Study of Three Sets of Images in the U.S. Capitol”
Mr. Crawford Alexander Mann III, doctoral candidate, History of Art, Yale University: “When in Rome: Italian Travel and the Pursuit of the Ideal Male Body in Antebellum American Art” (with a focus on sculptors Thomas Crawford and Horatio Greenough)
Ms. Constance Silver, professional conservator, “The Interior Life of a Great Monument: Review and Interpretation of All Analyses of Historic Architectural Finishes in the U.S. Capitol Building”
U.S. Capitol Historical Society Fellows, 2007
Jhennifer A. Amundson, book on Capitol Architect Thomas U. Walter
Kate Elliot, “Constructing National Identity: Nineteenth-Century and Early Twentieth-Century Representations of First Contact”
Annelise K. Madsen, “Retro Spectacle: Allegory as Culture, Play, and Politics in American Art and Life, 1890-1917″
Jörg Matthies, “The History and Meaning of Memorial Trees within the Capitol district with a focus on the U.S. Botanic Garden and the National Arboretum”
Eve Rosenbaum, “The Dome as Metaphor for the State of the Union during the Civil War”
U.S. Capitol Historical Society Fellows, 2006
Katherine E. Manthorne, “Pictured Women Narrate Their Histories: The Art & Culture of Reconstruction, 1863-1877″
Arthur Marks, “The American Orders of Benjamin Henry Latrobe”
Anna Minta, “Federal and Religious Buildings in Washington, D.C.: The Supreme Court and the National Archives as Case Studies for Contested Constructions of National Identity in Architecture and Iconography”
Benjamin Schwantes, “Robert Poole, Poole & Hunt and the Construction of the United States Capitol Dome”
U.S. Capitol Historical Society Fellows, 2005
Stephen N. Dennis, “The Capitol in Silver”
Derek R. Everett, “The United States Capitol as Model for State Capitols in the post-Civil War Era”
Harald Klinke, “American History Painting from Independence to Civil War with a Focus on the Rotunda Paintings”
Lindsay Silver, “The Nation’s Neighborhood: The People, Power, and Politics of Capitol Hill Since the Civil War”
Frank S. Welsh, “Identification of Pigments Used in the Prime Paint on the 1850s House and Senate Wings Cast-Iron Door and Window Enframements”
Jamie Whitacre, “Fruits and Flowers in the Brumidi Corridors”
U.S. Capitol Historical Society Fellows, 2004
Constance Burr, “The Guastavinos: Master Builders in the United States Capitol Complex”
Ronald M. Johnson, “In the Shadow of the Capitol: Congressional Cemetery and the Memory of the Nation”
Arthur Marks, “Capitol/al Problems: Latrobe, the Greek Revival and the Architectural Orders”
U.S. Capitol Historical Society Fellows, 2003
Susan W. Knowles, “Tennessee and Tennessee-related Portraiture, Public Sculpture and Architectural Art within the United States Capitol Complex”
Lisa Davie Rindler, “A Study of the Mosaics in the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress”
Anne Elizabeth Samuel, “Edwin Howland Blashfield: A Case Study in How Vision Is Reconsidered by American Renaissance Muralists”
U.S. Capitol Historical Society Fellows, 2002
Karen Lemmey, “Henry Kirke Brown and the United States Capitol: The House Pediment, the National Art Commission, and Statuary Hall”
William L. Yandik, “Brumidi’s Birds: Researching the Ornithological Frescoes of trhe Brumidi Corridors”
U.S. Capitol Historical Society Fellows, 2001
Daniel W. Mattausch, “Gas Lights and the U.S. Capitol”
Marya Annette McQuirter, Ph.D., “The Architecture of the Capitol and African Americans in the Early Twentieth Century”
Richard Chenoweth, AIA, “Rooms of Light: Visualizations of the Hall of Representatives and the Senate Chamber, 1808-1814″
U.S. Capitol Historical Society Fellows, 1999-2000
Prof. Melissa Dabakis, Kenyon College; American women sculptors in Rome, including research on the Capitol commissions of Ames, Nevin, Ream and Whitney.
Edgar A. Hatcher, Ph.D. candidate, University of Maryland; Congress and the fine arts, 1830-1860.
Prof. Teresa A. Lachin, Georgetown University School for Summer and Continuing Education; Study of women artists of the Capitol.
Todd L. Larkin, Ph.D. candidate, University of California at Santa Barbara; Portraits of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette given to Congress.
Peter P. Mickulas, Ph.D. candidate, Rutgers University; Philanthropy, science and the U.S. Botanic Garden
Cynthia H. Sanford, curator, Brooklyn Historical Society, and Ph.D. candidate, City University of New York; Artist Edward Simmons
Recipients and Projects Supported, 1986-1999
Prof. Thomas Somma, Ithaca College: Bartlett’s House Pediment and Library of Congress sculptures, resulting publication: The Apotheosis of Democracy, 1908-1916 (University of Delaware Press, 1995), which won an award as the best manuscript of the year presented to the University of Delaware Press.
Dr. Francis V. O’Connor, art historian: Brumidi’s Rotunda murals.
Dr. Lauretta Dimmick, art historian and museum curator: Dissertation on Thomas Crawford, sculptor of Statue of Freedom.
Prof. Vivien Green Fryd, Vanderbilt University: themes of ethnicity and expansion represented in Capitol’s art, resulting publication: Art and Empire: The Politics of Ethnicity in the U.S. Capitol, 1815-1860 (Yale University Press, 1992).
Dr. William Bushong, architectural historian: Glenn Brown’s History of the Capitol and the Architects of the Capitol, resulting publications: Uncle Sam’s Architects: Builders of the Capitol (1994), annotated reprint of Brown’s History of the United States Capitol (G.P.O., forthcoming).
Dr. Charles M. Harris, architectural historian and documentary editor: William Thornton, original designer of the Capitol, resulting publication: Papers of William Thornton, volume 1 (University Press of Virginia, 1995).
Dr. Janet Marstine, art historian: Dissertation on Library of Congress murals.
Dr. Mary Christian, art historian: Dissertation on P.J. David d’Angers, sculptor of Jefferson statue.
Glenn Sherwood, writer: Biography of Vinnie Ream Hoxie, sculptor of Lincoln and Sequoyah statues in the Capitol, resulting publication: A Labor of Love: The Life and Art of Vinnie Ream (Sunshine Press, 1997).
Susan Smead, architectural historian: Hoban’s temporary House of Representatives.
Frances Brousseau, architectural historian: Dissertation on architects of Library of Congress building.
Dr. Kimberly Jones, art historian: Bierstadt’s Capitol paintings.
Susan Brizzolara, architectural historian, topic: Dissertation on construction of the Capitol dome.
Dr. James Goode, art historian and author: Dissertation on Thomas U. Walter, architect of the Capitol extensions and dome.
Pamela Scott, architectural historian: Robert Mills and the Capitol; catalog of archival materials on the Capitol at the National Archives
Michael Lawrence, architectural historian: Burnham’s proposed design for Lincoln Memorial.
Catherine S. Myers, art conservator: Painting techniques of Constantino Brumidi.
Dr. Teresa Lachin, art historian: National Statuary Hall.
Alexander Badialov, architectural historian: Comparison of Dome with St. Isaac’s in Russia.
Dr. Julia King, architectural historian: George Hadfield, early construction supervisor for the Capitol.
Dr. Dean Herrin, architectural historian: Biography of Montgomery C. Meigs, engineer in charge of construction of Capitol extensions and dome.
Daniel C. Lewis, art historian: Leutze’s “Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way.”
Dr. Pamela Potter-Hennessey, art historian: Italian iconography in Capitol art.
Major Mark Snell, historian and author: William Franklin and Capitol construction in the 1850s.
Jhennifer A. Amundson, architectural historian: Dissertation on Thomas U. Walter’s architectural theory and professional practice.