Pottroff Awarded Mercantile Library Fellowship

English PhD candidate Christy Pottroff has been awarded the Mercantile Library Fellowship in North American Bibliography from the Bibliographical Society of America. The award supports researchers who shed new light on the production and distribution of North American books. Christy will use this award to research and write two publications stemming from her dissertation. First, she will write a scholarly article that reanimates a little known practice of book distribution by mail coach in the United States between 1800 and 1835. Second, she will conduct another phase of archival research at the National Archives for her digital mapping project, "The U.S. Goes Postal," which tracks the growth of the postal service between 1778 and 1878.