Susan Goodier and research assistant travel to Philadelphia

Dr. Susan Goodier, 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 traveled with her student research assistant, Natalie Reyes, to Philadelphia, PA this summer to visit the Library Company of Philadelphia, to complete the terms of the grant (they spent spring break researching in Rochester; see Campus News for April 18, 2018).

Highlights of the collections they studied included African American Friendship Albums and images of Civil War era Sanitary Fairs in the Print Department, and the Stevens-Cogdell, Sanders-Venning, and Chew family papers in the William H. Scheide Reading Room.