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Lillian Agnes Jones Fellowship

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In 2001, the Peter and Catharine Whyte Foundation/Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies received a bequest from the estate of Lillian Agnes Jones. Lillian Agnes Jones (1909-2000) was a cousin to Whyte Museum founder, Peter Whyte. Her mother, Elizabeth Jane, was Dave White’s sister. She and her husband Clifford Jones moved to Calgary in 1900. Their daughter, Lillian, was educated at the University of Alberta in Edmonton and University of Washington State, graduating in 1952 with a degree in Library Science. She was Head Librarian for Cal Standard Oil Company in Calgary, and was a member of the University Women’s Club.

The Lillian Agnes Jones Fellowship was established “for study and research related to the history of Western Canada.” Initially administered as a graduate student scholarship through the University of Calgary, it was realigned in 2019 to be administered through the Whyte Museum, with an open call for scholarly residency proposals across Canada. Four fellowships have been awarded thus far: Daniel Meister and Stephanie Laine Hamilton in 2019/20 and Tyler J. Stewart and Felix F. Mayer in 2020/21. Tyler and Felix’ Cairn articles pertaining to their residencies are featured in the most recent September/October 2021 issue of The Cairn

A call for applications and theme for the 2021/22 Lillian Agnes Jones Fellowship will be released in late September. Further details will be provided at that time. As in previous years, the focus of the fellowship will be to utilize the collections and resources of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies for a minimum of one (1) month to a maximum of three (3) months, ending March 31, 2022. Up to two recipients may be awarded the fellowship of $6000 CAD each.

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