Summer Research Fellowship

Each summer, the Cary Graphic Arts Collection hosts a scholar for a one-month summer research fellowship.

Cary Summer Research Fellowship Roundtable

On December 15, 2020, The Cary hosted an online public event through Zoom. In this Roundtable Curator Steven Galbraith provided additional information on the program and joined former Cary Fellows Dori Griffin, Jeff Peachy, Shani Avni, and Robert Gordon-Fogelson for a casual discussion on some of their experiences and exciting discoveries.

Former Research Fellows

Dori Griffin Headshot

Dori Griffin, 2015
Dori Griffin is an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida, where she teaches graphic design and design history in the School of Art + Art History. As the inaugural Cary Fellow in 2015, she began archival research for the book “Type Specimens: A Visual History of Typesetting and Printing”, forthcoming from Bloomsbury Academic Press. More than anything, Dori is passionate about co-designing equitable, inclusive disciplinary literatures and studio classroom communities for designers of all social and cultural backgrounds. 
dorigriffin.wordpress.com

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Jeff Peachey, 2016
Jeff Peachey is an independent book conservator and toolmaker based in New York City. For more than 30 years, he has specialized in the conservation of books for institutions and individuals.  He is a Professional Associate in the American Institute for Conservation, has taught book conservation workshops internationally, and has been awarded numerous fellowships to support his book history research, including the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center (Italy) and RIT Cary Collection (New York). He is a Visiting Instructor for the Library and Archives Conservation Education Consortium (LACE) of Buffalo State University, New York University, and the Winterthur/ University of Delaware. “Ausbund 1564: The History and Conservation of an Anabaptist Icon” is his latest publication. 
jeffpeachey.com  peacheytools.com

Shani Avni Headshot

Shani Avni, 2017 
Shani Avni is the Ismar David Visiting Assistant Curator in the Cary Collection since 2020. She holds a BA in Graphic Design from Shenkar College, Israel and an MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading, UK. For her MA thesis she researched The David Hebrew typeface family and, since receiving her degree, continues to do so. In 2017, Shani has been chosen for The Cary Collection Research Fellowship, where David work is archived. She perseveres in her efforts to make historical information available as both an academic and a practical reference.
shaniavni.com

Robert Gordon-Fogelson Headshot

Robert Gordon-Fogelson, 2019
Robert Gordon-Fogelson is a PhD candidate in the Department of Art History at the University of Southern California and a recipient of the Visual Studies Graduate Certificate. He works on twentieth-century design, architecture, and material culture with a focus on relationships between design and business, discourse and practice, and production and distribution. His dissertation, “Total Integration: Design, Business, and Society in the United States, 1935–1985”, examines the centrality of “integration” as a concept to mid-twentieth-century design.