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Previous Leopold Fellows

2016-2017 Fellows (14)

*An asterisk denotes a returning Fellow*

Olson and LFs

Archival Librarian Janet Olson talks to Leopold Fellows about working in archives.

2015-2016 Leopold Fellows:

LF tea Fall 2014

2014-2015 Leopold Fellows

CCHS Graduate Fellow Jesse Nasta talks to new Leopold Fellows about his research during the Fall 2013 archival research session led by Janet Olson, Archival Librarian.

CCHS Graduate Fellow Jesse Nasta talks to new Leopold Fellows about his research during the Fall 2013 archival research session led by Janet Olson, Archival Librarian.

2013-2014 Leopold Fellows


Leopold Fellows and faculty sponsors at the Fall Quarter 2011 lunch listening to three Fellows present their research

2012-2013 Leopold Fellows

2011-2012 Leopold Fellows

2010-2011 Leopold Fellows

2009-2010 Leopold Fellows

For 2009-2010 we received a total of 40 applications.

2008-2009 First Leopold Fellows

professor breen

CHS Director Timothy Breen presents the Leopold Fellows with copies of the biography, Straddling Two Worlds: The Jewish-American Journey of Professor Richard W. Leopold by NU alumnus and lecturer Steven J. Harper, at the end of the Fall quarter (December 3, 2008) lunch meeting attended by the Leopold Fellows, their faculty mentors, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, Ronald Braeutigam, his assistant Christopher Hayden, and NU archival librarian Janet Olson.

Laura Colee, the first alumna of the Leopold Fellowship program, reports on her research findings at the Fall 2008 quarter meeting

Laura Colee, the first alumna of the Leopold Fellowship program, reports on her research findings at the Fall 2008 quarter meeting. She had been working through the summer and Fall on 17-century British millenarian pamphlets relating to the Jewish messianic movement of Sabbatai Sevi in Ottoman Turkey.

Kate Stephensen and Jack Neubauer also presented their research to critical acclaim of their peers and faculty sponsors.


fellows lunch meeting

At the Winter 2009 quarter lunch meeting of the Leopold Fellows Professor Josef Barton spoke about his work with Marcela Castillo, who was away doing archival research for him in California, while our student presenters were Jasmine Nazek and Cristina Burack, both of whom were working on challenging materials in foreign languages (Italian and German respectively)

At the Spring 2009 quarter lunch Asst. Director Elzbieta Foeller-Pituch and archival librarian Janet Olson listen with interest to Leopold Fellows talking about their research
At the Spring 2009 quarter lunch Asst. Director Elzbieta Foeller-Pituch and archival librarian Janet Olson listen with interest to Leopold Fellows talking about their research.

fellows lunch meeting

The first Leopold Fellows started work in 2008-2009. Due to the extraordinary response (32 applications for 10 research projects) and thanks to the generosity of Leopold donors, the History Department, and the Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, in this inaugural year we were able to support 10 Leopold Fellows. The first ever group of Leopold Fellows and their mentors met on June 2 at a celebratory lunch in the Allen Center. The Fellows attended an archival research workshop conducted by librarian Janet Olson from the University Archives on Oct. 15. At a December 3 lunch during Reading Week three Leopold Fellows spoke about their Fall projects to the whole group of Fellows and mentors.

three Leopold Fellows model their new T-shirts reading

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