• Map of Central Park, 1871. Olmsted & Vaux Landscape Architects. Plan #502-8. Courtesy NPS, Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site.

FELLOWSHIP
Beveridge Fellowship
Fellowship Recipients

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CHARLES E. BEVERIDGE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

Charles BeveridgeThe Charles E. Beveridge Research Fellowship honors the eminent scholar, Series Editor of The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted, and devoted friend of Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site (Olmsted NHS) and its archives and collections. The Fellowship is intended to encourage the use of these archives and foster the continued development of Olmsted scholarship. Many of the Olmsted firm’s plans, drawings and photographs can be viewed online on the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site Fickr page. The Olmsted Research Guide Online is a searchable database list of plans, drawings, and photographs found at Olmsted NHS as well as correspondence and reports held at the Library of Congress. Additional information on the Archives and collections at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site can be found at the Olmsted NHS website.

2021 CHARLES E. BEVERIDGE FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENT

Jonathan Kuhr, Malden, MA
Building Wilderness: Lessons from Olmsted’s Forest Landscapes. Jonathan will be studying the design, construction, and reception of the Olmsted office’s densely planted, urban woodlands, particularly the role such landscapes might play in creating spaces for people and programs otherwise marginalized by the prevailing forms of open space found in contemporary cities.

2021 CHARLES E. BEVERIDGE RESEARCH GRANT RECIPIENT

Emily Vance, Charleston, WV
Olmsted Brothers and West Virginia University: A Contextualized Look at Woodburn Circle. Emily will be researching one of the Olmsted Brothers’ lesser-known projects: a proposed campus plan for West Virginia University in Morgantown (1898–1901). Her project seeks to confirm whether the Olmsted plans were acted upon and to amend the current National Register nomination of Woodburn Circle, WVU’s beloved quadrangle, to provide thorough landscape descriptions and context regarding the Olmsted Brothers’ role in its design.

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