Donors & Friends

Ways to Give to the Department of History

The Department of History welcomes your donations to make our nationally ranked department even stronger. To make an online donation, use the Online Secure Donation Form. After you click on the link, please select the project(s) you would like to donate to.

You are also most welcome to give by check. Donors can write a check payable to the Rutgers University Foundation and include the designation (i.e., History Department or Edison Papers or Lloyd Gardner Fund) in the check's memo line. Mail to: Accounting Department, Rutgers University Foundation, 120 Albany Street Plaza, Tower 1/Suite 201, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901.

 

Unrestricted Fund to Support Faculty and Undergraduate Programs

This fund enables the department to ensure the best possible instruction for our students, in the best possible environment, by enabling us to direct funds towards whatever emerging or long term goals will best serve the department’s needs. For example “unrestricted” funds have been used to create a reading room for our graduate students, to invite world class visitors to speak, and to improve the quality of our wireless access within the History building (Van Dyck Hall).

The McClintock, Gershenson, Clark Award

Named in memory of three promising young historians from the Rutgers History Graduate Program, Claudia Clark, Rebecca Gershenson, and Megan McClintock, but dedicated to the memory of all students that have had their lives and careers end tragically and prematurely. Awarded every four years in the form of a subvention grant up to $1,000 toward the publication by a university press of a PhD dissertation completed in the Rutgers History Department during the current or preceding three years.

The Lloyd Gardner Fund

The History Department honors Lloyd Gardner's over 40 years of teaching at Rutgers and his long commitment to teaching and scholarship by the creation of the Lloyd Gardner Fund to Support Undergraduate Research in History. The fund will be used to support research in the department's seminars and thesis program, and to reward research accomplishments through annual research prizes.

The Warren Susman Fund

The Warren Susman Fund was established through the generosity of Ms. Bea Susman and the assistance of many of Warren's former students. Warren's collection of essays, Culture as History, remains one of the defining texts of 20th-century American intellectual and cultural history. The fund continues to provide financial support for the annual graduate student conference, now in its 26th year, and originally a creation of the "women's conspiracy" at Rutgers and a pioneering conference on women's history.

The Edison Papers

Over five million pages of documents chronicle the life of one of the most creative technical innovators in the history of the world. For decades these materials were largely neglected, cloistered in archives, virtually inaccessible to the general public. The project goes beyond editing and publishing the Edison Papers to introduce this extraordinary learning resource to a broad cross-section of society—scholars, scientists, teachers, and students. Since the massive project began in 1978, a team of editors/scholars has been turning Edison's letters, notebooks, and patents into a premier educational resource.