VITA: 2003

                       WILLIAM B. SCOTT

301 E. Brooklyn St.                        Department of History

Gambier, Ohio 43022                        Kenyon College

740-427-4097                               Gambier, Ohio 43022




Professor of History, Department of History, Kenyon College. 

Teaching Responsibilities: United States History, American Cultural and Intellectual History, and History of the South


BA, Presbyterian College, History, l967

MA, Wake Forest University, History, l968

PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison, United States History, l973.     Dissertation Title: "Under His Owne Vine and Fig Tree: American Conceptions of Property from the Puritans to Henry George"


American Philosophical Society, Research Grant, ANorth by South : A Cultural History of the Great Migration,@ 2000-2001 

National Endowment for the Humanities, Fellowship, "New York Modern," l986-87.

American Council of Learned Societies, Fellowship,        "History of the New School," l980.

National Science Foundation, Fellowship, "History of the New School," 1982.

National Endowment for the Humanities, Project Grant, "New York Modern," l986-87, with Peter Rutkoff.

National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Seminar, "City and Culture," taught by Thomas Bender, l986.

American Council of Learned Societies, Summer Grant-in-Aid, "New York Modern, l986.

National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Research

Stipend, "New York Modern," l985.

Kenyon College, Faculty Research Stipend, $4000, 2003.


The Cleveland Great Migration Project is training Cleveland inner-city public school teachers to set up history laboratories in which students conduct original research in their communities on the twentieth-century migration of African Americans to Cleveland.  I am Co-Director of the project with Peter Rutkoff.

Cleveland Great Migration Project, Cleveland Foundation, $370,000,2001-2003, with Peter Rutkoff

Cleveland Great Migration Project, Cleveland Foundation, $100,000, 1999-2000.

Cleveland Great Migration Project, Commonwealth Gas, $24,000, 2001-2002, with Peter Rutkoff.

Cleveland Great Migration Project, Ohio Humanities Council, $20,000, 1999-2000, with Peter Rutkoff

Cleveland Great Migration Project, East Ohio Gas, $22,500,    1999-2000, with Peter Rutkoff

The Quarry Chapel Restoration Project consists of about a dozen residents of College Township acting in behalf of the trustees of College Township.  The Restoration Society is undertaking the restoration of Quarry Chapel and I have responsibility for raising restoration funds.

Mt. Vernon/Knox County Community Trust, $25,000 for restoration of roof and repair of storm damage,   July, 2002.  I have also raised  $40,000 to construct seven stained glass windows, designed by Peggy Oaks Shorr of Philadelphia and to be made by Carol Mason Rubenstein of Gambier.


The Unending Quest: An American History,2 vols. with H. Larry Ingle and James Ward.  (Kendall/Hunt Publishers, 2002).

New York Modern: The Art and the City, l876 to l976, with Peter Rutkoff.  (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999).  

New School: A History of the New School for Social   Research, with Peter Rutkoff (New York: Free Press, l986).

In Pursuit of Happiness: American Conceptions of     Property      (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, l977).

Criminal Proceedings in Colonial Virginia,edited with Peter Hofffer, American Legal Records, Vol. X (Washington, D.C.: American Historical Association, 1984).

Hans Staudinger, Inner Nazi, edited with Peter Rutkoff, (LSU Press, 1981).


AThe Great Migration in South Carolina,@ Encyclopedia of South Carolina History (University of South Carolina Press, 2003).

ANew York between the World Wars,@ with Peter Rutkoff, Debra Bricker Balken, curator, Park Avenue Cubists (New York: New York University, Grey Art Gallery, 2001),

ATeaching to American History Survey,@ Internet Roundtable,    Journal of American History, LXXXVII (2001), pp. 1409-1441.

AThe New York Renaissance,@ with Peter Rutkoff, Prospects, XXIV (Cambridge University Press, 2000).

Biographical sketches of Doris Humphrey, Martha Graham, Alvin Johnson, E.R.A. Seligman, Isador Duncan, and Ruth St.Denis    and articles on the Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences and    the New School for Social Research, all published in   Encyclopedia of New York (New Haven: Yale University         Press,1997), edited by Kenneth Jackson.


"Appalachian Spring: A Modern Collaboration," with Peter Rutkoff, Perspectives XX, (Cambridge University Press, 1995).

"The Origins of Bebop," with Peter Rutkoff,Kenyon Review Spring 1996).

"Road Not Taken: Alvin Johnson and the Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences," with Peter Rutkoff, forthcoming, Alexandra Oleson, ed., Organization of Knowledge in America, (To be published by Johns Hopkins University Press).

"Letters of America: The Correspondence of Marc Bloch 1940-   41," edited with Peter Rutkoff, French Historical Studies, Fall, 1981.

"Hans Staudinger: An Intellectual Portrait," with Peter   Rutkoff, Annals of Scholarship, Fall, 1980.

"Democracy and Fascism: Social Theory in Europe and America, 1929-1939," with Peter Rutkoff, in State, Culture and Society,   Vol. 1, # 1, Fall 1984.

"The French in New York: Structure and Resistance," with Peter Rutkoff, Social Research, Fall, 1983.

"Die Schaffung der 'universitat in exile,'" with Peter Rutkoff, in German Immigration, ed., Ilja Sruba, (Konstanz, 1986).

"Judge J. Waties Waring: The Advocate of 'Another' South,"    South Atlantic Quarterly, (1978).


AGeorgia O=Keefe and New York Art in the 1920s,@ Georgia O=Keefe Museum, Sante Fe, New Mexico, December 2000.

"New York: Gateway of the Modern," American Studies Annual    Meeting, New York, November l986.

"Pluralistic Modernism: Arts at the New School for Social Research," American Historical Association Annual Meeting, New York, December l985.

"Alvin Johnson, Refugee Rescue, and the New School for Social Research," American Academy of Arts and Sciences,     Cambridge, Massachusetts, Spring, 1981.


Fly Away: The Great African American Migrations, A   Cultural History, with Peter Rutkoff to be published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2005. Approximately 400 pages and 100 illustrations.


Therea Collins, Otto Kahn: Art, Money, and Modern Time (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002), in Journal of American History (2004).

Curtis J. Evans, Daniel Pratt and Southern Industrialization (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2001), in Mississippi Journal of History (2002).

Lowell H. Harrison.  Lincoln of Kentucky.  (Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 2000), in Ohio History (2001).

Philip J. Schwartz.  Slaves Laws in Virginia.  (Athens: Georgia University Press, 1996), in William and Mary Quarterly (April 1998).

Mary F. Corey, The World Through a Monocle: The New Yorker at Midcentury (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1999), in American Historical Review (winter 2000-2001).

Elizabeth Watkins Jorgensen and Henry Irvin Jorgensen,        Thorstein Veblen: Victorian Firebrand (New York: M.E.          Sharpe, 1999) in Journal of the History of the Behavioral      Sciences (Summer 2000).

Allen Jayne, Jefferson=s Declaration of Independence           (Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1998) in Ohio          History  (1999).  

Philip J. Schwartz, Slave Laws in Virginia (Athens: University         of Georgia Press, 1996) in William and Mary Quarterly


Cabeb Carr, Angel of Darkness (New York: Random House, 1997)       in Kenyon Magazine (Spring 1998).

David L. Stebenne, Arthur J. Goldberg: New Deal Liberal (New       York: Oxford University Press, 1995).  Ohio History             (Spring 1996).

Caleb Carr, Alienists (New York: Random House, 1994) in Kenyon          Magazine (1995).  

Claus-Dieter Krohn, Intellectuals in Exile: Refugee Scholars       and the New School for Social Research (Amherst, Mass.:           University of Massachusetts Press, 1993).  American      Historical Review (Spring 1995).

Janette Thomas Greenwoood, ABitter Sweet Legacy:@ The Black         and White Better Classes in Charlotte, 1850-1910 (Chapel          Hill: University of North Carolilna Press, 1994), Kenyon         Magazine (1995).

Andrew Feffer, Chicago Pragmatists and American

Progressivism (Ithaca: Cornell University

Press, l993). American Historical Review (October,        l994).

Rich Tilman, Thorstein Veblen and His Critics, l891-l963.      (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992).       Journal of American History (Spring l993).

Casey Nelson Blake, Beloved Community: The Cultural

Criticism of Randolph Bourne, Van Wyck Brooks, Waldo Frank, and Lewis Mumford (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, l990).  American Historical Review (February l992).

Robert V. Hine, Josiah Royce: From Grass Valley to

Harvard (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, l992).  American Historical Review (April l993).

Jonathan Culler, Framing the Sign: Criticism and Its

Institutions (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, l988).  American Historical Review (December l990).

Lewis A. Coser, Refugee Scholars in America: Their Impact     and their Experiences (New Haven: Yale    University    Press, l984).  American Historical Review (December



AExiles: European Refugee Intellectuals,@ WNET,

Urban History Academy, Cleveland State University, 2000-


Evaluation Team, Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas, Spring         1996

Evaluation Team, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.,         Fall 1984

Evaluation Team, University of the South, Sewanee, TN, Spring      1984

Evaluation Team, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, Spring 1982

Reader for Journal of American History, American Historical Review, Ohio State University Press, and National Endowment for the Humanities.


Professor Paul Conkin, Vanderbilt University

Professor George Roeder, Chicago Institute of Art

Professor David Hollinger, University of California, Berkeley

Professor Tom Bender, New York University