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History Associates

The History Associates at Case Western Reserve University promotes the educational and research objectives of the department of history, providing financial support for graduate students and arranging programs that attract alumni as well as members of the broader community.

The organization funds three annual prizes for graduate students: for the best master’s thesis defense, the best Ph.D. dissertation defense, and excellence in teaching. It also sponsors three dissertation completion awards each year, helping graduate students travel to archival collections and cover other expenses as they finish their degrees.

This year, a new History Associates prize was funded and named in honor of the late Frank Borchert, who served as University Vice President for Budgets and Planning. This prize will be awarded annually for the best Ph.D. dissertation.

Also this year, the History Associates established an endowment fund in honor of Carl W. Ubbelohde, the Henry Eldridge Bourne Professor Emeritus of History, who passed away in December 2004. This fund will support an annual Ubbelohde lecture by a visiting scholar.

“This is one way we have to acknowledge and continue the legacy of a distinguished professor at Case Western Reserve University, who remains in the hearts and memories of decades of students and colleagues,” said History Associates President Gladys Haddad, who is also an alumna of the College and a faculty member.

For information on joining the History Associates or giving to the Ubbelohde Fund, please contact the Planning & Development Office of the College of Arts and Sciences, (216) 368-0097 or  For more information on upcoming events, please contact