Giving to American Studies

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Or for information on other opportunities to assist the Department, please contact Jennifer Hamer, at 785-864-4011 or

Katzman-Yetman Opportunity Fund
This fund was established to honor David Katzman and Norm Yetman's commitment to the Department of American Studies.  Uses may include scholarships, student awards, travel expenses, or publication support.

American Studies Fund
This fund is our only unrestricted expendable fund and is indispensable to sponsor and fund visiting lectures; provide hospitality for faculty and student lectures, meetings, and retreats; host receptions on campus and at the American Studies Association meetings; offer minimal support for graduate student travel to conferences and for research; support faculty and graduate student recruitment; and fund other program initiatives and needs.

Tuttle Lecture Fund
The Tuttle Lecture will contribute to the University of Kansas a uniquely open forum. Many lectures on campus are dedicated to celebrating American capitalism, but this series will give a different view. The Tuttle Lectures will not be censored by the donor and will provide a unique forum for free speech at KU. We count on your generous support to the Tuttle Lecture Fund to ensure that the annual Tuttle Lecture will continue to make a major contribution to intellectual life and political consciousness at KU. Please note that we will continue to list your donations in future programs for the Tuttle Lecture.

The John S. and Yoshino Harmon Multicultural Scholars Award in American Studies
American Studies offers an endowed scholarship in memory of the parents of former KU professor Chico Herbison and Tanya Farmer. Chico Herbison is a first-generation college student who earned four degrees at KU, including a Ph.D. in American Studies in 2006. He taught African and African-American studies at KU from 1998 through 2007, and served as faculty adviser for the Freshman-Sophomore Advising Center from 2002 to 2005. He now teaches at The Evergreen State College.John S. and Yoshino Harmon


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