Campus: CSU Fresno -- May 6, 2005
Archivist Glenn Gray Wins Fulbright Scholar Grant
Glenn Gray, archivist of the Central Valley Political Archive and assistant
special collections librarian at the Henry Madden Library at California State
University, Fresno, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to work as an
archivist and librarian at the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library in Norwich, England.
The one-year grant begins in September 2005. It will enable Gray to participate in
a number of library and archival functions, including collection development,
reference, educational outreach, public programs, Web site development and special
The 2nd Air Division Memorial Library was founded as a memorial to the approximately
7,000 members of the USAAF out of nearly 120,000 who were stationed in bases
throughout East Anglia during the Second World War. The library operates as a
community resource about American culture and life and the history of the Second
World War in the air and maintains an archive of WWII memorabilia.
Gray is one of approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel
abroad to some 150 countries for the 2005-06 academic year through the Fulbright
Scholar Program. Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late
Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program's purpose is to build mutual
understanding between the people of the United States and other countries.
The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational
and Cultural Affairs. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic or
professional achievement and because they have demonstrated extraordinary leadership
potential in their fields.
Gray joined the faculty of the Madden Library in 2002. He has a master's degree in
Library Science with a concentration in archival administration from the University
of Maryland and a B.A. in History and English from Wheaton College. He previously
worked for the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the
Senate Committee on Finance for the U.S. Senate and the Federal Reserve Board in
Contact: Shirley Melikian Armbruster, (559) 278-5292 or (559)