Dr. Estelle Feinstein to
receive 1999 Homer D. Babbidge Jr. Award
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Elaine Best
Stamford Historical Society
OCTOBER 28, 1999
The Association for the Study of Connecticut History, has
announced that the Homer D. Babbidge Jr. Award Committee has voted to
present the 1999 Babbidge Award to Dr. Estelle Feinstein in
recognition of her life-long contribution to Connecticut History.
The award will be presented to Dr. Feinstein at the annual
Association for the Study of Connecticut History (ASCH) conference to
be held at Fairfield University on November 13, 1999. The
presentation will take place at 1:00 p.m. in the Oak Room, of the
Barone Campus Center.
Dr. Feinstein is currently the consulting historian for the
Stamford Historical Society, and is the author of three books about
Stamford History: «Stamford in the Gilded Age»,
«Puritan to Patriot» and «Stamford, an Illustrated
History». Until her retirement she was a Professor of History,
University of Connecticut, Stamford.
Dr. Feinstein received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt
University, a Master of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. She has served on the Board of
the Connecticut Historical Commission, American Revolutionary
Bicentennial Committee of Connecticut and was a member of the Charter
Revision Commission of the City of Stamford. In addition she has been
a participant-scholar with the Connecticut Humanities Council.
National Humanities Faculty, National Endowment for the Humanities,
Seminar on the City (Columbia University), College Board and the
Committee on American History and Social Studies.
Jon E. Purmont, President of ASCH noted in the announcement of The
Babbidge Award to Dr. Feinstein that "the officers and members of
ASCH were truly pleased that the committee had selected her for the
award, in recognition of her outstanding work in enhancing the study
of Connecticut history."
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