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Dr. Kate Sheppard, associate professor of history and political science, conducted research at the Oklahoma University Libraries last fall in support of her project “Hotels as Sites of Knowledge Creation in Egyptology.”
Sheppard’s visit was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Travel Fellowship Program through an award from the History of Science Collections and the Department of the History of Mellon Fellowship Program Science.
Sheppard explores the intersections of the history of archeology, Egyptology, women’s history, gender studies and popular culture in her research.
She used unique and rare materials from several special collections at OU Libraries including the Bass Business History Collection, the John and Mary Nichols Collection, and the History of Science Collections. Because her research involves late 19th through early 20th century Egyptology, Sheppard complemented her research with materials from the circulating stacks from the Bizzell Memorial Library. Read more about her research on the University of Oklahoma Special Collections website.