Susan Goodier and research assistant travel for research

Susan Goodier, Phd, lecturer in the History Department, received the 2017-2018 Faculty/Professional Staff Research and Creative Activity Grant for her book project, “Louisa Matilda Jacobs: From Slavery to a Kind of Freedom.” With its generous support, she took her student research assistant, Natalie Reyes to Rochester  over spring break. Goodier and Reyes spent three days in three different archives: the Rochester Museum of Science, the Local History room of the Rochester Public Library, and the Manuscripts and Special Collections of the University of Rochester. Reyes learned how to handle, photograph, and organize images of primary source materials. Goodier and Reyes took breaks to visit the graves of Susan B. Anthony, her sister, Mary S. Anthony, and Frederick Douglass, as well as the statue of Frederick Douglass monument in Highland Park. The two researchers will be traveling to Philadelphia in May to visit the Library Company of Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and Haverford College Special Collections to complete the terms of the grant.