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 projects.

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 Washington, D.C.

Contact: Shirley Melikian Armbruster, (559) 278-5292 or (559) 593-1815


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