Supporting UM History

The History Department greatly appreciates the support it receives from alumni, students, parents, and friends of the department. Please be aware of the special fundraising initiatives below. If you have any questions about making a gift to UM History, please contact Professor Kyle G. Volk

Friends of UM History Opportunity Fund

This special, unrestricted fund will help the department support some of its most critical ongoing needs, including support for student and faculty research; funding for student and faculty travel and participation in academic conferences; honoraria for renowned visiting scholars and lecturers; resources to attract and retain talented students; upgrading our facilities. If you would like to support this particular initiative, please note "History Opportunity Fund" in the memo line of your check or in the "additional information" section below.

Hampton Public History Fund 

Named to honor former history professor H. Duane Hampton (a.k.a. "Hamp") and his commitment to public outreach, the Hampton Fund supports the H. Duane Hampton Public History Program. If you are interested in honoring Hamp and supporting our public history program, please note "Hampton Fund" in the memo line of your check or in the "additional information" section below. 

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Harry Fritz Fund for Student Achievement  

To honor Professor Fritz, we have established a special fund that reflects Harry's particular commitments to students, student research, and community building. If you are interested in making a special gift to support this initiative, please note "Fritz Fund" in the memo line of your check or in the "additional information" section below.

Professor Harry Fritz celebrating with UM students at the Northwest Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference in 2012Harry Fritz

Robert H. Greene Memorial Fund

The History Department has been touched by those who wish to honor our fallen comrade, Professor Robert H. Greene, with a gift to the department in his name. We first used these funds to remodel the History Department's seminar room and rename it The Robert H. Greene Memorial Seminar Room. Located in History's wing of UM's Liberal Arts building, this room has long been our most important teaching space and the hub of our intellectual community. In it, Robert spent countless hours mentoring undergraduates, directing their research projects, and leading seminar-style classes. It is where he provided invaluable feedback to colleagues and graduate students presenting their works in progress at our Lockridge Workshop. And it is where Robert met with alums and friends of the department and gathered faculty for department meetings and special events. Robert left his mark on this space and those who joined him in it. Now, we have marked this space with his name and in his honor. Our remodeled and renamed seminar room officially opened its door in Fall 2022, immediately housing several seminar-style classes and a series of meetings and events.

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If you are interested in honoring Robert and contributing to the ongoing upkeep of our department's most important intellectual and community space, please note "Robert H. Greene Memorial Fund" in the memo line of your check or in the "additional information" section below.