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: http://www.shear.org/category/drew-cayton/, and there will be a session at the SHEAR conference in New Haven dedicated to Drew. On the Omohundro Institute’s website a roundtable at the last American Historical Association meeting has been curated and posted: http://oieahctest.wm.edu/ucs/memorium_cayton.html
In a panel this Friday, July 22, at SHEAR’s annual meeting, Drew will be remembered as a Teacher, Mentor, Colleague, Author, Friend, and Citizen of SHEAR.
On the Omohundro Institute site you’ll also see a place for making a contribution to the NHC’s Andrew W. Cayton Memorial Fund: http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/the-andrew-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 Lewis, Dan Richter, and Karin Wulf