Graduate student Ashley Neale was recently awarded the Richard Nixon Dissertation Fellowship to help her finish her dissertation on Nixon and the national security state.
The Richard Nixon Foundation in association with the National Archives and Records Foundation, provides records on Nixon for the public and scholars. The also support scholarship, such as the Dissertation Fellowship, to encourage discussion and debate about the thirty-seventh President's legacy.
"My dissertation illustrates how Nixon irrevocably changed the architecture of the national security state and the power of the modern presidency," Neale said.
Neale also had the opportunity to visit the Nixon Library, located in Yorba Linda, California, supported by a Hall Center for the Humanities Travel Award, which enables Graduate students to travel for purposes of dissertation research. Pictured is Neale in the Library's replica of the Oval Office.