Bryce Evans, Associate Professor in History, has been awarded a Harry S. Truman Presidential Library Research Fellowship, by the Committee on Research, Scholarship and Education of the Harry S. Truman Library Institute, Missouri, USA.
The Truman Library was the first of the 13 presidential libraries in the United States of America. It is the library and resting place of Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), the 33rd President of the United States.
Truman, who was US President from 1945 to 1953, controversially sanctioned the use of nuclear weapons against Japan in 1945, but is also famous for implementing the Marshall Plan and establishing NATO.
In 2006, Kofi Annan gave his final speech as United Nations Secretary General at the Truman Library, urging that the world return to Truman's multilateral vision.
Associate Professor Evans has been awarded the grant to research his forthcoming book on the history of food and aviation at the Library, and takes up his fellowship in December.