Tom Regan Visiting Research Fellowship postponed to summer 2021

Utah State philosopher Rachel Robison-Greene is the Libraries’ first Tom Regan Visiting Research Fellow

The NC State University Libraries Special Collections Research Center (SCRC), in consultation with the Culture & Animals Foundation, is postponing the Tom Regan Visiting Research Fellowship until summer 2021.

Established through the generosity of the Culture & Animals Foundation in memory of Tom Regan, the fellowship supports the use of the SCRC’s Animal Rights Archive—the largest scholarly archive of animal rights collections in the country. These rich collections serve as a foundation for generations of scholarship in animal protection, impacting and supporting scholars from across the nation.

While these collections are not currently accessible in person, the SCRC offers extensive digital collections relating to animal protection. 'The Animal Turn': Digitizing Animal Protection and Human-Animal Studies Collections is an ongoing project undertaken in partnership with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) with funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). This project is digitizing some 239,000 pages of archival materials from the Libraries' nationally significant Animal Rights and Welfare collections, as well as approximately 150,000 pages from the ASPCA’s archival records, documenting its history as a national leader in animal protection since its founding in 1866.

Gwynn Thayer
Associate Head and Curator, SCRC