The University of North Texas Libraries invite applications for the 2016 UNT Special Collections Research Fellowship. Research in special collections is relevant to studies in a variety of disciplines including history, journalism, political science, geography, fine art, art history and American studies. We encourage applicants to think creatively about new uses for special collections. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate the greatest potential for publication and the best use of special collections at UNT Libraries.


The UNT Special Collections 2015 Research Fellowship Awardee

William A. Taylor

Project Title

In the Service of Democracy: American Military Service from World War II to the Present

Project Description

The resulting research would contribute to a latter chapter in a broader work on American military service from World War II to the present. The book explores such issues in three ways. First, it examines the proper balance between national security and individual liberty within American democracy. Second, the book explores the place and role of military service within American society through the words and actions of various individuals and groups. Third, the book explores the relationship between citizenship and military service within American democracy.

Biography

Dr. William A. Taylor is Assistant Professor of Security Studies at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. Taylor won grants from the Society for Military History, Harry S. Truman Library Institute, and Angelo State University Faculty Research Enhancement Program, and a George C. Marshall/Baruch fellowship to research Every Citizen a Soldier: The Campaign for Universal Military Training after World War II (Texas A&M University Press, 2014). Taylor maintains research interests in military service, military history, civil-military relations, security studies, grand strategy, and defense policy. Taylor has also contributed to nine other books and has published more than 40 reference articles and book reviews. His work has appeared in Journal of American History, Choice, Joint Force Quarterly, Journal of Military History, US Naval Institute Proceedings, On Point: The Journal of Army History, Maryland Historical Magazine, Human Rights Review, Michigan War Studies Review, Journal of America’s Military Past, US Military History Review, African Studies Quarterly, and H-Net Reviews, among others.