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Westminster History Professor Earns Research Grant

Posted on Friday, September 24, 2004

Dr. Timothy Cuff, assistant professor of history at Westminster College, recently received a research grant from the Economic History Association.

 This $1,500 Arthur H. Cole grant is awarded annually to scholars at an early point in their careers after a competitive application process.

 "This year I was one of four recipients," Cuff said.  "The money I received is being used to pay keypunchers to digitize 8,000 Pennsylvania National Guard enlistment records that I previously gathered at the Pennsylvania Archives while serving as a Scholar in Residence.  I hope to analyze this data over the next year.  This work will expand the chronological coverage of my research on human stature change in Pennsylvania into the last decades of the nineteenth century and serve as one of the few large scale anthropometric samples for the United States for this time period."

 Cuff, who has been with Westminster College since 2000, earned his undergraduate degree from Westminster College, his masters' from Bowling Green State University and the University of Pittsburgh, and his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.

 For more information, contact Cuff at (724) 946-6152 or e-mail

Dr. Timothy Cuff