About the Grant:
Since 1992, the Winter Park Public Library and the Olin Library at Rollins College have joined together to award an annual research grant for the study of Winter Park history. This grant is made possible by a joint bequest by the estate of Dr. Rhea Marsh Smith. The main goal of the $3,000 research grant awarded to the contest winner is to encourage scholarly research on some aspect of Winter Park. The contest is open to students, professors, or interested members of the community. The range of possible topics is unlimited and may be either historical or current in nature. The major portion of the research is done from primary sources with the two institutions sharing the results. In keeping with the spirit of the Smith's lifelong commitment to Winter Park's cultural and intellectual life, the sponsors of the contest also encourage the winners to use the momentum generated from this grant to continue their interests in the city's history.
For information about applying for the Smith Grant, please contact our archivist, Barbara White, at 407-623-3300 ext. 106.
||Dr. Vibert White
||Pullman Porters of Winter Park, Florida
||Irving Bacheller: The Man Who Saved a Town
||Heroic Measures: Winter Park Philanthropist John M. Tiedtke
||Dr. Rebekah McCloud
||Across The Tracks: A Collective History of Black Churches of Winter Park
||Dr. Hugh Bartling
||Comprehensive Planning in Winter Park: Exploring the History of the Future
||Dr. Maurice O'Sullivan
||Bucklin Moon In Winter Park
||Kimberly T. Mould
||Ideal Woman's Club and the Woman's Club of Winter Park
||Annie Russell and the Theatre in Winter Park
||Winter Park and the I-4 Controversy
||Land, Fruit, Tourists, and a College: How Winter Park Survived the Great Depression.
||Biography of the W.B. Simpson and F.R. Israel Families
||Sondra L. Ickes
||Biography of Winter Park Artist and Horticulturist Wilhelmina "Billie" Greene
||Photographic Essays of Winter Park's Westside
||Patrick W. McClane
||James Gamble Rogers II: Residential Architecture in Winter Park