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Wilson Lecture

The Edgar and Jerry Wilson Lecture

The Edgar and Jerry Wilson Endowment was established by Edgar C. Wilson, UT Class of 1940, in honor of his wife, Jerry Wilson. Mrs. Wilson was a graduate of Milligan College and a registered nurse. In the Second World War, Mr. Wilson served as a Field Artillery Forward Observer and Artillery Liaison Officer with the 80th Infantry Division, Third U.S. Army, in Europe. The Edgar and Jerry Wilson Fellowship is given annually to a graduate student at the University of Tennessee History Department who has completed all Ph.D. requirements, except for dissertation, with a focus on American military history. Preference is given to applicants examining World War II.

Jerry and Edgar Wilson

Past recipients:

2014- Robert Glaze, “The Army of Tennessee in War and Memory, 1861-1930”

2012- Vicki Rozema, “Science and Technology Awakened: Exploiting Resources in the Cherokee Nation” Watch Video

2011- Aaron Jerviss, “‘Our Late Beloved President’: Peace Churches Encounter and Remember Abraham Lincoln”

2010- Paul Coker, “Is This the Fruit of Freedom? Black Civil War Soldiers and Veterans in Tennessee, 1863-1867”

2009- Cinnamon Brown, “The Applause of an Admiring Nation: Louisianans and Their Battle of New Orleans”

2008- Travis Hardy, “Race and War in the Pacific: The U.S.-Australian Relationship, 1941-1945”

2007- Melinda L. Pash, “The Soldiers of Korea: From the Depression to War”

2006- Angela Frye Keaton, “The Russians Are Coming!: Civilian and Military Preparedness and the Rise of Post-World War II American Gun Culture”

2005- Nancy Schurr, “Inside the Confederate Hospital: Community and Conflict during the Civil War”

2004- Mark Boulton, “Learning a New Narrative: Vietnam Veterans in Higher Education, 1966-1980”

2003- Kathryn St. Clair Ellis, “And the GIs Came: World War II Veterans and Education in Knoxville”

2002- Katherine Sharp Landdeck, “The Women Airforce Service Pilots and American Society”

2001- John C. Pinheiro, “American Soldiers and Anti-Catholicism in the U.S.-Mexican War”

Video of 2012 Lecture: