Reese Fellowship


In 1999, the William Reese Company established the Reese Fellowships in American Bibliography and the History of the Book in the Americas; participating institutions include the American Antiquarian Society, the Bibliographical Society of America, the Bancroft Library (at University of California, Berkeley), the John Carter Brown Library, the Huntington Library, the Library Company of Philadelphia, the Virginia Historical Society, Yale University, and Rare Book School. At RBS, Reese Fellowships support a graduate student or beginning antiquarian bookseller during several weeks at RBS in a position combining staff duties with the opportunity to take an RBS course focusing on American themes.

William S. Reese is the founder and president of the William Reese Company, an antiquarian bookselling firm based in New Haven, CT, specializing in Americana.

William Reese Fellows

2017 – Maria Lin
2016 – Tad Boehmer
2015 – Jonathan Yeager
2014 – Lauren Schott
2013 – Robin Katz
2012 – Basie Bales Gitlin
2011 – Amy Elkins
2010 – Jeremy Dibbell
2009 – Maria Degtiarenko
2008 – James Ascher
2007 – Nathaniel Adams
2006 – Lacey Donohue
2005 – Christopher Adams
2004 – Michael Garabedian
2003 – Gerald Cloud
2002 – E. Haven Hawley
2001no award made
2000 – Eric Lupfer
1999 – Terry Chouinard