Dr David Schley, Associate Professor of the Department of History, has received a fellowship from the Clements Library of the University of Michigan in the US. He will visit the Library in August to explore collections pertaining to police, transit and municipal governance in nineteenth-century New York.
The Clements Library houses a rich array of treasured documents on early American history, including manuscripts and rare books. The collections of the Library are in connection with Dr Schley’s book project “Gridlocked: A History of Traffic in New York City before the Automobile”, which is funded by the General Research Fund.
Dr Schley’s research on nineteenth-century urban traffic was previously supported by a fellowship from the New York Public Library, which he completed in March of this year.