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The White House Historical Association has selected three inaugural national research fellows for the 2023 – 2024 David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History Fellowship Program. The fellows will conduct new research related to the White House, its occupants, workers, staff, and/or fine and decorative arts collections. Fellowships will take place in the summer and fall of 2023.

Fellows are:

  • Elizabeth Rees, a DPhil candidate at the University of Oxford's Rothermere American Institute, received her MA in U.S. Studies from University College London in 2019, and her BA in English Literature and History from the University of Exeter in 2018, and will complete a two-month fellowship.
  • Dr. Rebecca Brenner Graham, History Teacher at the Madeira School, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer at American University, and member of the White House Historical Association’s Next-Gen Leaders will complete a one-month fellowship.
  • Dr. Phil Lieberman, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Law, and Chair of the Department of Classics at Vanderbilt University will also complete a one-month fellowship.

“The fellowship program is an opportunity to further our education mission and pursue a greater understanding of the White House as we teach and tell the stories of its history,” said Stewart McLaurin, President of the White House Historical Association. “We welcome this terrific group of fellows and look forward to working with them to further our research on the people and items related to the Executive Mansion.”

Each fellow was selected after a careful review of their CVs, research proposals, timeline, and project goals. Each fellow will receive funds to use for travel, housing, and expenses incurred during the residency.

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About the White House Historical Association

First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy envisioned a restored White House that conveyed a sense of history through its decorative and fine arts. She sought to inspire Americans, especially children, to explore and engage with American history and its presidents. In 1961, the nonprofit, nonpartisan White House Historical Association was established to support her vision to preserve and share the Executive Mansion’s legacy for generations to come. Supported entirely by private resources, the Association’s mission is to assist in the preservation of the state and public rooms, fund acquisitions for the White House permanent collection, and educate the public on the history of the White House. Since its founding, the Association has given more than $115 million to the White House in fulfillment of its mission.

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