Robert Sayre Cox Hop Brook Farm 7 Whitaker Road New Salem, MA 01355 413-545-6842 (w) 978-413-5600 (h) firstname.lastname@example.org Education: 2002 University of Michigan PhD History 1995 University of Michigan MA History 1991 University of Michigan MFA Poetry 1990 University of Michigan MILS Archives/Reference 1983 Pennsylvania State University MS Paleontology 1981 Haverford-Bryn Mawr College BS Geology Professional Experience: 2004- University of Massachusetts Amherst Head, Special Collections and University Archives Adjunct Professor of History: History 691/791 (Critical approaches in the history of science and medicine, 2006) History 491/691 (Religion in the Early American Republic, 2010) History 5xx (Introduction to Archives, Fall 2010) Honors 391D (Culinary history, 2009) 2008- Simmons College Adjunct Instructor, LIS 440 (Archival access and use, 2008- ) 1998-2004 American Philosophical Society Keeper of Manuscripts & Director of Scholarship & Technology (2003-2004) Curator of Manuscripts (1998-2002) 1990-1998 William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan Curator of Manuscripts & Photographs 1986-1998 University of Michigan Teaching Fellow, History 170 (“Animal encounters: the New World of natural history,” 1994) Great Books 191, 192 (1994-1995) Teaching Assistant History 161 (U.S. History, post-1865; 1996) Adjunct Instructor Geology 103 (Dinosaurs, 1986-1998) Geology 273 (Reptilian Paleobiology) Geology 274 (History of Extinctions) 1982-1983 Department of Geological Sciences, Penn State University Teaching Assistant, Physical and Historical Geology, Paleontology Honors and Awards: 1991-97 Honors List of Instructors, University of Michigan 1993 Excellence in Education Award, Michigan 1988-1990 University Library Associate, Reference Dept., Michigan 1989 Avery Hopwood Award (Major) in Poetry 1988-1989 Rackham Cooperative Research Fellowship, Michigan (declined) 1987 Member, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society 1983 Marshall of the Graduate School, Penn State University Committee Work, UMass Amherst (selected): 2008- W.E.B. Du Bois Center Steering Committee (Acting Executive Director) 2007-2009 Metadata Group 2006- Preservation Committee (Chair) 2005- Digital Strategies Group 2004-2008 Heads of Users Services Group 2004- Senior Management Group Grants and fellowships (personal): 2005 First Union Fellowship, International Center for Jefferson Studies 1997 Pew Program in Religion and American History 1997 Alicia Monti Fellowship, Boston Public Library 1996, 1986, 1984 Scott W. Turner Research Grants, Michigan 1996 Hardware development grant, Instructional Technology Div., Michigan 1986 Rackham Dissertation Grant, Michigan 1985-1986 Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, Michigan 1984, 1986 Geological Society of America Research Grant 1984, 1986 Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research 1983-1984 University Fellowship, Michigan 1981, 1982 P. D. Krynine Grants, Penn State University Additional experience 2009- Western Massachusetts Regional Library System. Executive Board 2009- Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Member, Technology Advisory Committee 2005- Journal of the Early Republic, Reviews editor (with Rachel Onuf) 2002- American Philosophical Society Press Committee (2002-2005), UMass Press Committee (2005- ). Board member 1999- Phillips Fund for Native American Research (2003- ), Benjamin Franklin Research Grants (2003- ), Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research (2006- ), APS Library Fellowships (1999-2004). Grants committee member 2006-2008 Teaching America History grants: Lecturer on Thomas Jefferson: Personality, Character, and Public life (Jeffersonian Science), American Promises (Lewis and Clark), Transcendentalism 2004-2005 Alaska Native Language Center, consultant to grant on preservation and access of linguistic materials 2004 Chemical Heritage Foundation, member of Collections and Research Task Force (strategic planning) 2002-2004 OCLC Systems and Services, Editorial board 2000 Institute on Legal and Ethical Issues in the New Information Age, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 1999 EAD short course, Society of American Archivists 1991 Photographic preservation short course, George Eastman House 1988 Frontiers in Paleontology short course, University of Glasgow 1986-1987 Friday Harbor Marine Biological Laboratories, Univ. of Washington 1986: Course on functional morphology 1987: Independent research on echinoderm biology Technology Initiatives 2009- Du Bois Online Principal investigator for $200,000 grant to digitize 168 linear feet of the papers of W.E.B. Du Bois 1995- Web designer, author, manager UMass Amherst Library, Special Collections and University Archives (http://www.library.umass.edu/spcoll/), 2004-present American Philosophical Society (http://www.amphilsoc.org), 1998-2004 William L. Clements Library (http://www.clements.umich.edu), 1995-1998 2000-2004 History of Recent Science and Technology (http://www.hrst.mit.edu) Member, Molecular Evolutionary Biology working group for a project funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology 2000-2003 Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries Chair, Steering Committee for grant by Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation for EAD encoding Papers Delivered at Conferences: 2010. "Maximal processing," New England Archivists 2009. "The catablog concept and Web 2.0 technologies in the archive," New England Archivists 2008. "Appropriate technology and the maximal processing model," Something New for Something Old. Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries Conference, Philadelphia, Pa. 2008. “EAD and paper based finding aids,” Workshop, New England Archivists, Kingston, R.I. 2007. “Concepts of Community and the (Truly) Grateful Dead,” Grateful Dead Symposium, Amherst, Mass. 2007. Cox, R. S., “Lewis and Clark as Philadelphia,” Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation Annual Conference, Charlottesville, Va. 2007. Cox, R. S., “Change as a Constant,” Massachusetts Library Association 2007. Cox, R. S., “Religion and the Enlightenment,” Organization of American Historians, Minneapolis, Minn. 2007. Cox, R. S., “Somnambular Life,” New Directions in the Social and Cultural Study of Sleep, Vienna, Austria. 2005. Cox, R. S., “Race, Nation, and the Topography of Spiritualist Emotion,” American Academy of Religion, Philadelphia, Pa. 2004. Cox, R. S., “The pious pursuit of agriculture: Nature, culture, and Quaker-Seneca missions in the early Republic.” Curious in Our Way, Philadelphia, Pa. 2004. Cox, R. S., “At a distance: The anatomy and physiology of sympathy at the turn of the 19 th century.” Health and Medicine in the Era of Lewis and Clark, College of Physicians of Philadelphia. 2004. Cox, R. S., “Politics of the seed: Philadelphia seedsmen in the early Republic.” Historic Plant Symposium, Charlottesville, Va. 2003. Cox, R. S., “I never yet parted: The Seeds of the Lewis and Clark Expedition,” Quest for Knowledge, Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Conference. 2003. Cox, R. S. “William Denton (1823-1883), mental geologist," Exploration, Nation, Empire, Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 2003. Cox, R. S., “Templates and technology in EAD implementation,” Society of American Archivists, Los Angeles. 2003. Cox, R. S., “The journals of Lewis and Clark,” Lewis and Clark Resident Associates Program, Smithsonian Institution. 2003. Cox, R. S., “Collecting the word: American Indian language archival collections,” MARAC, Trenton, N.J. 2002. Cox, R. S., “Digital alchemy,” MARAC, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 2002. Cox, R. S., Discussion head at Lewis and Clark: The Unheard Voices. State College, Pa. 2000. Cox, R. S., “In the Cross: Quaker-Seneca Reflexive Missions, 1795-1815,” Omonhundro Institute for Early American History and Culture Annual Conference, Toronto, Ont. 2000. Cox, R. S., “Sleepwalking in the Early Republic: sympathy and unconsciousness,” Society for the History of the Early American Republic Annual Conference, Buffalo, N.Y. 1999. Cox, R. S., “Quakers and Senecas, betwixt and between: Reflexive missions in the 1790s,” Speaking in Signs, Conference of the McNeil Center for Early American History, Philadelphia, Pa. 1999. Cox, R. S., “Vox populi: Spiritualism and the post-mortem speeches of George Washington,” George Washington and the American Nation, Conference at David Library of the American Revolution, Washington Crossing, Pa. 1998. Cox, R. S., “Memorializing the war: Civil War photography and historical memory,” 40th Annual Local History Conference, Wayne State University. 1998. Cox, R. S., “Supper and celibacy: Quaker-Seneca reflexive missions,” Sixty Years' War for the Great Lakes Conference, Bowling Green, Ohio. 1997. Cox, R. S., “Spirit and image: technology and representation in spirit photography,” American Studies Association Conference, Washington, D.C. 1996. Cox, R. S., “Capturing the spirit: reality and spiritual reality in the photography of Eadweard Muybridge,” Mid-American American Studies Association Conference, St. Louis, Mo. 1995. Cox, R. S., “Sleepwalking through history: Anglo-American somnambulism, 1784-1859,” Conference of the Program in British Studies, Ann Arbor, Mich. 1995. Van Iten, H.; Jerre, P. and Cox, R. S., “Phylogenetic relationships of the cnidaria,” International Symposium on the Cnidaria, Beijing, China. 1992. Cox, R. S., “A Spontaneous Flow: Mary Griffith, America's First Female Geologist,” History of Earth Sciences Society Ann. Mtg., Troy, N.Y. 1991. Cox, R. S., “The gaze of the curious eye: the geological career of Mary Griffith (1772-1846),” Geological Society of America. 1991. Cox, R. S. and Van Iten, H., “Phylogenetic relationships of Paleozoic thecate cnidarians,” Geological Society of America. 1991. Cox, R. S., “Automation and reference in historical manuscripts repositories,” Midwest Archives Conference, Bloomington, Ind. 1987. Fisher, D. C. and R. S. Cox, “The role of skeletal crystallography in determining the phylogeny of extinct echinoderms,” 6th International Echinoderms Congress, Victoria, B.C. 1987. Cox, R. S.; A.J. Gharrett and W.M. Brown, “Phylogenetic information derived from echinoderm mitochondrial DNA analyses,” 6th International Echinoderms Congress, Victoria, B.C. 1987. Cox, R. S.; D.J. Eernisse; G. Kardon and N.D. Pentcheff, “Respiration in mopaliid chitons,” Biology of the Polyplacophora Symposium, American Malacological Union Ann. Mtg., Key West, Fla. 1987. Fisher, D.C. and R. S. Cox, “ Flashes of brilliance: Skeletal crystallography and echinoderm phylogeny,” Geological Society of America. 1987. Cox, R. S. and W.M. Brown, “Seeing the forest for the trees: Mitochondrial gene order and echinoderm phylogeny,” Geological Society of America. 1987. Brown, W.M.; R. S. Cox; C. Moritz; A. Gharrett and L. Szura, “Sequence duplications and rearrangements in animal mitochondrial DNA: Are tRNA genes mobilizing elements?” Molecular Biology of Mitochondria and Chloroplasts, Cold Spring Harbor Symposium. 1986. Cox, R. S.; H. Van Iten and R. H. Mapes, “The Problematic Sphenothallus: Cnidarian or Annelid?” Geological Society of America. 1986. Gharrett, A. J.; R. S. Cox; L. E. Szura; E. Nordby; D A. Harter and W. M. Brown, “Phylogenetic implications of mitochondrial DNA analyses in echinoids,” International Conference on Echinoderm Phylogeny, London. 1986. Cox, R. S.; Pentcheff, N. D.; G. Kardon and D. J. Eernisse, “Fluid dynamics of respiration in the chitons Mopalia muscosa and M. ciliata,” American Society of Zoologists Ann. Mtg., Nashville, Tenn. 1986. Pentcheff, N. D.; R. S. Cox and G. Kardon, “Physical limits to the distribution of chitons in the intertidal,” American Society of Zoologists Ann. Mtg., Nashville, Tenn. Books, Theses 2004. Cox, R. S., ed., The Shortest and Most Convenient Route: Lewis and Clark in Context (Philadelphia: APS). 2003. Cox, R. S., Body and Soul: A Sympathetic History of American Spiritualism (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press). Reviewed in: Journal of American History, Journal of the Early Republic, Pennyslvania Magazine of History and Biography, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory. 2002. Cox, R. S., “Without Crucible or Scalpel: Sympathy and American Spiritualism, 1848-1878,” Dissertation, Univ. of Michigan. 347pp. 1991. Cox, R. S., “The various contrivances by which orchids are fertilized by insects,” MFA Thesis, Univ. of Michigan. 1983. Cox, R. S., “Encrusting cheilostome bryozoans of Enewetak Atoll: Identification manual and distributional data,” Enewetak Marine Biological Laboratory and Bishop Museum Unpublished Report. 388 pp. 1983. Cox, R. S., “Ecology and distributions of encrusting cheilostome bryozoans on Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands.” MS Thesis, Penn State University. 290 pp. Articles (selected): 2010. “The pious pursuit of agriculture: Nature, culture, and Quaker-Seneca missions in the early Republic,” in Amy Meyers, ed., Curious in Our Way: The Culture of Nature in Philadelphia, 1740-1840 (New Haven: Yale). 2009. "Alice in the archives: the evolution of the catablog." Society of American Archivists (forthcoming). With Danielle Kovacs. 2009. "Good intentions: Whither that road?." New England Archivists Newsletter. With Danielle Kovacs. 2009. “Sarah and Angelina Grimké,” “Lewis and Clark,” and “Spiritualism,” Encyclopedia of the Early Republic and Antebellum America (forthcoming) 2008. "The suburbs of eternity: On visionaries and miraculous sleepers," in Lodewijk Brunt and Brigitte Steger, eds. Worlds of Sleep. (Frank and Timme: Berlin): 53-73. 2006. “Spiritualism” in Eugene Gallagher and Michael Ashcraft, eds., New and Alternative Religions in the United States (Praeger: New York) 2006. “Biology and race,” “Museums and historical societies,” “Natural History,” “American Philosophical Society,” “Paleontology,” “Mesmerism,” and “Phrenology” in Paul Finkelman, ed., Encyclopedia of the New American Nation 2004. “I never yet parted: The Seeds of the Lewis and Clark Expedition,” in R.S. Cox, ed., The Shortest and Most Convenient Route: Lewis and Clark in Context (Philadelphia: APS) 2003. “Vox populi: George Washington’s post-mortem career,” Early American Studies 1: 230-272. 2003. “Digital anxiety and cooperation in a networked world,” OCLC Systems and Services 19: 36-40 (with Rachel Onuf). 2003. “American Philosophical Society,” in Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment (Oxford: Oxford University Press). 2001. “Salting slugs in the intellectual garden: James V. Neel and scientific controversy in the information age,” Mendel Newsletter 10: 2-11. 2000. “Supper and celibacy: Quaker-Seneca reflexive missions,” in David C. Skaggs and Larry Nelson, eds. Sixty Years’ War for the Great Lakes, 1754-1814 (Lansing, Mich.: Mich. State Univ.): 243- 274. 2000. “Occurrence of Byronia Matthew and Sphenothallus Hall in the Lower Cambrian of China,” Paläontologische Zeitschrift 74: 227-238 (Zhu Mao-Yan, Heyo Van Iten, Robt S. Cox, Zhao Yuan-Long & Bernd D. Erdtmann) 1999. “The Great Lakes in Philadelphia,” Michigan Historical Review 25: 128-137. 1998. “The Old Northwest at the William L. Clements Library,” Michigan Historical Review 24, 1: 1- 17. 1998. “Anatomy and phylogenetic affinities of Arthrochites Chen and Carinachites Qian (basal Cambrian, Small Shelly fauna),” Lethaia 31 (Van Iten, H.; F. Jerre; Qian Yi; Zhu Mao-Yan and R. S. Cox). 1997. “The Jacksonian unicorn,” Quarto 1, 7: 2-3. 1997. “A brief account of Emeiconularia trigemma, a new genus and species of protoconulariid,” Acta Micropalaeontologica Sinica 4, 4: 475-488 (Qian Yi; H. Van Iten; R. S. Cox; Zhu Mao-Yan and Zhuo Er Jun). 1996. “Problematic fossil cnidarians from the Upper Ordovician of the Northcentral U.S.A.,” Palaeontology 39, 4: 1037-1064 (Van Iten, H.; J. A. Fitzke and R. S. Cox). 1996. “Helios: writing with light at the Clements Library” Quarto 1, 5: 1-12. 1995. “Biradial symmetry in Conularia milwaukeensis: implications for conulariid anatomy and evolution,” Lethaia 28 (Van Iten, H. and R. S. Cox). 1994. “The transportation of American spirits: gender, spirit photography and American culture, 1861- 1880,” Ephemera Journal 7: 94-104. 1993. “A spontaneous flow: the geological contributions of Mary Griffith,” Earth Sciences History 12, 2. 1992. “New data on the morphology of Sphenothallus Hall: implications for its affinities,” Lethaia 25: 135-144 (Van Iten, H.; R. S. Cox and R. H. Mapes). 1992. “Evidence of clonal budding in a radial cluster of Paraconularia crustula (White) (Pennsylvanian: Cnidaria),” Lethaia 25: 421-426 (Van Iten, H. and R. S. Cox). 1987. “Enewetak reef-dwelling bryozoans,” In Burch, B. A. and E. J. Reese (eds.) Natural History of Enewetak Atoll, vol. 2. (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) (Cuffey, R. J. and R. S. Cox) 1986. “Preliminary report on the age and palynology of the Bear Gulch Limestone, Mississippian, central Montana,” Journal of Paleontology 60: 952-956. Reviews (selected) 2009. Ken McGoogan, Race to the Polar Sea: The Heroic Adventures of Elisha Kent Kane. Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography . 2009. Molly McGarry, Ghosts of Future Pas: Spiritualism and Cultural Politics in Nineteenth Century America. Journal of American History. 2006. John Kucich, Ghostly Communion: Cross-Cultural Spiritualism in Nineteenth Century American Literature. Journal of American History: 215. 2006. David Chapin, Exploring Other Worlds: Margaret Fox, Elisha Kent Kane, and the Antebellum Culture of Curiosity. Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. 2005. Carla Gerona, Night Journeys: The Power of Dreams in Transatlantic Quaker Culture. Journal of the Early Republic 25. 2000. Kimberly Hanger, Bounded Lives, Bounded Places. Journal of the Early Republic.
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