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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

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