I am pleased to send you this fall semester update on the UT history department. We welcome three exciting new colleagues, celebrate books published, and announce another impressive slate of fellowships and awards for our outstanding faculty and graduate students.
We also mark a major milestone for the department, completion of the papers of James K. Polk, an editorial project that is completing its final volume, a major contribution to our understanding of American history that has been six decades in the making.
Our thanks to those alumni and friends who have continued their generous support for the department. Your donations help a dynamic and accomplished faculty in its mission to produce ground-breaking research, to train a new generation of professional historians, and to extend the benefits of an excellent liberal arts education to more citizens of the state.
Professor and Head, Department of History