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Destiny Meadows stands in the Nestico stacks
Destiny Meadows with the Sammy Nestico Papers.

2022 Pruett Fellow – The Sammy Nestico Papers

Destiny Meadows, With a Little Help from His Friends: Exploring the Papers of Sammy Nestico

2021 Pruett Fellows

Drew Borecky

Elias Gross

2020 Pruett Fellows

Canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

2019 Pruett Fellows – The Henry Mancini Collection

Sophia Maria Andricopulos, Representations of Baseball in American Sheet Music.

Mancini Files
A small portion of the Henry Mancini Collection. Mancini (1924-1994) was a composer and conductor best known for his many film scores, such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s (including “Moon River”) and the Pink Panther films.

Emily A. Hynes, Stories of Marginalized Persons in the American South: The John Lomax Southern Field Music Recordings

Kelli Smith-Biwer, Federal Music Project Initiatives in Rural Kansas, Oklahoma, and Northern Texas in the 1930s

2018 Pruett Fellows – The Billy Strayhorn Collection

Aldwyn Hogg, Jr., Nicholas Slonimsky as Lexicographer

Grace Kweon, Vernon Duke/Vladimir Dukelsky

Stella Li Zhizhi, Laurence Picken’s Work on Traditional Sino-Japanese Musical Notations

2017 Pruett Fellows – The John McGlinn Collection

Erica Fedor, Music in the Suffrage Movements in the U.S., 1910s and ’20s

Kori Hill, Joseph Douglass in the Frederick Douglass Papers

Sarah Tomlinson, Walter Damrosch’s Music Appreciation Hour on NBC Radio and Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts on CBS Television.

2016 Pruett Fellows – The Leonard Bernstein Collection

Pruett Fellows 2015
Jamie Blake (l.) and Samantha Horn processing the Max Roach Collection, 2015. Born in North Carolina, Roach (1924–2007) was one of the pre-eminent jazz drummers of his generation and played an important role in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s.

Barkley Heuser, Laurindo Almeida and Latin-American music in the United States

Alexander Marsden, Max Roach’s Tour to Japan, 1963

H. Meg Orita, Jonathan Larson: Materials for Rent

2015 Pruett Fellows – The Max Roach Collection

Jamie Blake, Sergei Koussevitzky: Between Russia and the United States

Samantha Horn, The Collecting of Folk Songs during the New Deal (John/Alan Lomax and Sidney Robertson Cowell)

2014 Pruett Fellows – The Wanda Landowska Papers

Catherine Crone, Cole Porter’s Paris

Briana Frieda, Vernon Duke’s Cabin in the Sky

Joanna Helms, Sound Effects in American Radio, 1928–40

2013 Pruett Fellows – The Max Roach Collection

Max Kadel, Musical Practices in the Louisiana State Penitentiary (Angola) in the Early Twentieth Century

2012 Pruett Fellows – The Papers of Arthur Laurents, Wanda Landowska, and Arthur Schwartz.

Pruett Fellows 2012
Left to right: Christopher Campo-Bowen, Gina Bombola, William Robin. The three worked together in 2012 on three distinct collections: the papers of the famed harpsichordist Wanda Landowska (1879–1959); the papers of the playwright and director Arthur Laurents (1917–2011), a major figure in the history of American musicals; and the papers of the Broadway composer Arthur Schwartz (1900–84).

Gina Bombola, Aaron Copland’s Film Scores

Christopher Campo-Bowen, Antonín Dvořák’s Rusalka

William Robin, Early Nineteenth-Century American Hymnals

2011 Pruett Fellows – The Federal Theater Project Collection; The Luther Henderson Papers

Christa Bentley, Joni Mitchell-Charles Mingus Collaboration (The Charles Mingus Collection)

Brian Jones, Sidney Robertson Cowell

Erin K. Maher, Darius Milhaud in the United States

2010 Pruett Fellows –  The Morton Gould Papers; The Roy Harris Papers

Ryan Ebright, The Chamber Music Society of Baltimore

Catherine A. Hughes, Walter Damrosch and Music Appreciation

Christopher M. Reali, Robert Sonkin’s Gee’s Bend Recordings in the Robert Sonkin Alabama and New Jersey Collection in the American Folklife Center

2009 Pruett Fellows – The Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco Papers

First Pruett Fellows
Left to right: Christi Jay Wells, Naomi Graber, Jeff Wright in the stacks of the Library of Congress, 2008. The group processed the papers of the conductor John McGlinn (1953–2009), renown for his historically informed recreations of early Broadway musicals.

Matthew Franke, The “American” Compositions of Mario Castelnuovo- Tedesco”

Daniel Guberman, Elliott Carter

Tim Miller, The Hawaiian/Steel Guitar

2008 Pruett Fellows –  The John McGlinn Papers

Naomi Graber, The Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon Papers and the Original Production of Kander and Ebb’s Chicago

Christi Jay Wells, The National Negro Opera Company, 1941–1962

Jeffrey Wright, Samuel Barber’s Activity during World War II