Davenport’s Proud History of Raising Famous Historians (Pt. 2)

David McCullough is an American author, narrator, historian and lecturer.  He has twice won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and he is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom (which is the United States' highest civilian award).  In 1995, the National Book Foundation awarded McCullough its lifetime Medal for Distinguished Contribution [...]

Davenport’s Proud History of Raising Famous Historians (Pt. 1)

Hello loyal readers.  This OurDavenport contributor remembers a final paper she wrote at around this time last year--it was 20 pages analyzing a collection of Romanov photo albums that we have here at Yale University.  And her go-to secondary sources were three books all written by a historian named Robert K. Massie. Massie is a Pulitzer Prize winning historian [...]

Jefferson Mays: Tony Winner and Dporter!

Jefferson Mays is an American film, stage, and television actor. He has performed at La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Playwrights Horizon. For his performance in Doug Wright's Pulitzer Prize-winning play I Am My Own Wife, Mays won many awards, including the 2004 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor [...]