The John F. and Jeanne A. Marszalek Lecture Series was established on December 5, 2002. John Marszalek, W. L. Giles Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus, and Jeanne Marszalek, a lont-time leasder in community race relations and local and state politics, established a fund for the purchase of primary sources, to be placed in the Mitchell Memorial Library, Mississippi State University, in the areas of Civil War and Reconstruction, Jacksonian America, and Race Relations.
To encourage the use of primary source materials, the Marszaleks and the Mississippi State University Libraries have established a lecture series. Each year in the spring semester, an established historian of national reputation will present a Marszalek Lecture on some aspect of one of the selected fields of American history mentioned above. At the same time, a college or university student, normally at the graduate level, will also give a Marszalek Lecture.
Application for being named a Marszalek Lecturer at the student level consists of a one page resume and a one page proposal. The proposal should indicate the full title of the topic being proposed, its thesis, why it is significant for the historical field in which it falls, and the primary sources on which it is based.
The one page statement and one page resume should be postmarked no later than January 15, and sent to: Dr. Michael B. Ballard at the address below.
Each year in January, a committee consisting of the Marszaleks, Dean of Libraries, and selected specialists in the specified historical fields and in pertinent archival and library science fields will named the student who will give the lecture for that year. Neither an honorarium nor travel expenses are provided.
Dr. Michael B. Ballard
Mississippi State University Libraries
Congressional and Political Research Center
P. O. Box 5408
Mississippi State, MS 39762 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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