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Virginia Stewart

Visiting Professor of History


PhD Northwestern University, 1997

Selected Publications

Visionary: An Elmhurst Retrospective (2006)
Reviews and articles in Journal of American History, Midwestern Archivist, American Archivist Drexel Library Quarterly

Academic Appointments

Visiting Professor of History, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois,  2005 -
Associate Professor of History and Director of Public History, University  of North Carolina at Wilmington, 1999-2004
Instructor in History, Dominican University, 1995
Lecturer in History, Northwestern University, 1991-1995

Professional Appointments

Executive Director, Glessner House Museum, Chicago, 1997-1998
Director, Elmhurst Historical Museum, 1981-1988
Associate Manuscript Librarian, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1968 -1978

Professional Affiliations/Awards

Panelist & Consultant, National Endowment for the Humanities
         Challenge Grants
         Public Programs: Museums and Historical Agencies
         Preservation and Research Access
Consultant, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Museum Assessment Program Grantee:
         Institute for Museum and Library Services
         National Endowment for the Humanities
         National Trust for Historic Preservation
         Smithsonian American Art Museum/Heritage Preservation Foundation
Recent Awards:
         American Association of Museums: Best Museum Book, 2007