Richard J. Purcell

Richard J. Purcell

Fellow: Awarded 1927
Field of Study: U.S. History

Competition: US & Canada

Catholic University of America

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1926–27:

Purcell, Richard Joseph: Appointed for research in the history of Irish immigration to the United States from 1790 to the time of the American Civil War; tenure, one year, in England and Ireland, from September 1, 1927.

Born December 19, 1887, at Minneapolis, Minnesota. Education: University of Minnesota, B.A., 1910, M.A., 1911, scholar (study in England), 1911–12; Yale University, Fellow and assistant, 1912–16, Ph.D., 1916, awarded Addison Porter Prize, 1916.

Instructor in charge of History and Government, St. Thomas College, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1916–20, also directed War Aims course; Instructor in History and Government, 1920–22, Associate Professor, 1922—, Secretary, School of Philosophy, 1925—, Catholic University of America; lecturer, Notre Dame University summer session 1922; Sisters’ College, Washington, 1924—; an associate editor, Catholic Historical Review.

Publications: “Connecticut in Transition, 1775-1818,” published 1918, by the American Historical Association as the Justin Winsor Prize Essay in American History for 1916.


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