The Rockefeller Archive Center
“If we assist the highest forms of education – in whatever field – we secure the widest influence in enlarging the boundaries of human knowledge.”
—John D. Rockefeller, Sr.



Size: 30 Compact Discs

Contents: The files 18,000 of fellows of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

Arrangement: The 18,000 fellowship files have been sorted and arranged by year. In general, each file contains an application form (or statement of financial need in the early years), letters of recommendation, a language competency form, transcripts, indication of choice of graduate school, and questionnaires and survey material used to track the fellow's progress through graduate school and subsequent career.

In addition, the files have been indexed in twelve fields:
  1. Last Name
  2. First and Middle Names
  3. Ethnic Background
  4. Gender
  5. Award Status
  6. State
  7. Undergraduate School
  8. Final Degree
  9. Field of Study
  10. Graduate School
  11. Dissertation Fellow
  12. Teaching Intern
Photographic Collection: No

Organizational History: The Woodrow Wilson Fellowship program was designed to encourage college graduates to consider college teaching as a career and provided support for first-year graduate students in the humanities and the social sciences in its early years before expanding to include mathematics and the sciences.

The Woodrow Wilson fellowship files are available for research to scholars who agree not to make reference in written form to the file of a specific fellow and that data extracted from the files will be used for scholarly, noncommercial purposes only.

These files also are available for research on CD at the offices of the other sponsors of the digitizing project: the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation in Princeton, New Jersey; the Andrew Mellon Foundation in New York; and the Spencer Foundation in Chicago.

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