2023: Dr. Antonie Dvorakova

Portrait of Antonie Dvorakova

Antonie Dvorakova, a fellow at the Palacky University Olomouc in the Czech Republic,utilized the collections of MSU Library to continue her decades of work with the Northern Cheyenne nation, working with tribal elders on her findings in the collections. 

Dr. Dvorakova is currently a Fellow at the Palacky University Olomouc, where she conducts research on diversity, equity, and inclusion in education and employment in the United Kingdom and Czech Republic. She holds a Ph.D from the University of Chicago in Cultural Psychology. 

2022: Dr. Daniel T. Gresham

Portrait of D.T. Gresham

Dr. Daniel T. Gresham, a professor in the Department of Humanities at St. Mary’s College in Kansas, used the MSU Library’s substantial agricultural holdings to provide ranchers' and university scientists' perspectives for his book project that explores the development and modernization of the beef industry from World War I to 1933. That book,Cattle Cartel: How Big Cattlemen and Packers Harnessed the Meat Industry, 1916-1933, will be published by the University of Nebraska Press.

2021: Richard Maska

Richard Maska in the ASC reading room

Richard Maska was a PhD student at the University of New Mexico when he received the first DCTA award in 2021.

"My research at the Special Collections of Montana State University was orientated around two immediate projects and my long term dissertations goals. The first examines the cooperative efforts of the U.S. Army and Canadian North-West Mounted Police to surveil and control the U.S.-Canada border in the northern Great Plains. The second analyzes the intersection of allotment and irrigation on northern Montana Indian reservations through an analytical lens commonly applied to late-twentieth century global economic development projects."