Grant Wins RL&HS Research Grant

Former University of Akron history professor H. Roger Grant has received a $2,500 grant from the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society to be used for his research into station agent-operators.

H. Roger Grant

Grant, who is the Kathryn and Calhoun Lemon Professor of history at Clemson University, is writing a book about agents, who represent a nearly extinct occupation that was once essential to transportation.

His grant came from the John H. White Jr. Research Fellowship.

Grant, a life member of the Akron Railroad Club, has written or edited 35 academic books.

Also receiving a grant was the Center for Rail Photography & Art, which will use it to examine the role of videography in railroading.

The grant will be used for a multimedia project titled “Railroads and the Moving Image,” which will consider the evolution and production of railroad videography and its place within the realm of railroad imagery.

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