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By oieahc · July 20, 2016

Remembering Drew Cayton

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This coming Friday, July 22, Drew Cayton will be remembered in a special panel offered during SHEAR’s annual meeting in New Haven, Connecticut. The following letter from Jan Lewis, Dan Richter, and Karin Wulf was sent out to members of SHEAR and friends of the Omohundro Institute in preparation for that event.

Teacher, scholar and friend

Drew Cayton–scholar and friend


We’re writing to encourage you to consider making a gift to the National Humanities Center in honor of our friend and colleague Drew Cayton. As we shared our grief at Drew’s passing in the fall, we hoped for some way to commemorate his dedication to scholarship and teaching.

On the SHEAR blog, friends and fellow past-SHEAR presidents have remembered Drew and there will be a session at the SHEAR conference in New Haven dedicated to Drew. On the OI’s website a roundtable at the last Organization of American Historians meeting has been curated and posted.

On the OI site you’ll also see a place for making a contribution to the NHC’s Andrew W. Cayton Memorial Fund. This fund will support both scholars at the NHC and their webinars for high school teachers across the country. We can think of no better way to remember Drew than to help further
the work he cared about so passionately.

With all best wishes,
Jan, Dan, and Karin

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