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The Denver Public Library Environmental Fellowship Program

In November 2000, The Denver Public Library announced its first research fellowship to the American Society for Environmental History.

John C. Miles, professor in the Center for Geography and Environmental Social Sciences, Huxley College of Environmental Studies at Western Washington University was awarded the fellowship.

Miles' work supports his current project, a book that traces how the concept of the wilderness affected the National Park System from 1872 to the present, and in particular, how it influenced the development of National Parks policies in the United States.

"The Western History / Genealogy Department staff is thrilled to work with such a focused and enthusiastic researcher as John Miles," said Jim Kroll, manager Western History / Genealogy Department, Denver Public Library. "The Library received many applications from tremendously qualified candidates for its first fellowship and Miles' passion and energy has demonstrated how he has valued the award and the Library as a resource."

The 2003 recipient is Michael Yochim, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He will study how citizens cooperate with government to protect wild places.

Fellowship applications are currently being accepted. The fellowship is open to advanced graduate students, independent scholars and holders of the Ph.D. or equivalent. Requirements for the fellowship include: conservation/environmental academic training and experience, a written prospectus describing general subject area and how working with the Denver Public Library's Conservation Collection will be beneficial to the applicant's research goals. The winner of the fellowship must be in residence a minimum of three weeks. A written report must be submitted within three months of departure from the Library after fulfilling these requirements.

Interested applicants need to provide the prospectus mentioned above, a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Graduate student applicants must submit one letter of recommendation from a faculty member. Send all materials to Manager, Western History/Genealogy Department, Denver Public Library, 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, CO, 80204-2731. For more information, contact the Western History / Genealogy Department.

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