McNitt Research and Professional Development Grant Awarded

ADRIAN, Mich (Dec. 4, 2015) - The Department of History and Art History is happy to announce that Madeline Fox, senior, has won the Marilyn Munsell McNitt  Research and Professional Development Grant. She will use the award to purchase access to two 19th century journals for research on the Dress Reform movement in Antebellum America

  This award was established in 2014 by the McNitt family to honor the memory of Marilyn Munsell McNitt, ‘73. Marilyn McNitt was an outstanding history student, winning both the freshman history award (1970) and the Ruth E. Cargo History Award (1973). She earned two graduate degrees from the University of Michigan and became an archivist at the Bentley Historical Library of the University of Michigan.     Marilyn’s husband, Bill, and daughters, Sarah and Rebecca, share her love of history.  Bill worked as an archivist at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library for many years and Rebecca is the archivist for the Detroit Conference of the United Methodist Church, where she spends much of her time in the Adrian College Archives in Shipman Library.  In 2013, Sarah used her history knowledge to help become a five-time champion on the television show Jeopardy!   Marilyn McNitt served on the alumni board and was a loyal Adrian bulldog. This award allows a new generation of students to conduct historical research and present their findings during the Annual Ribbons of Excellence Day conference.