In 2006 the Lexington Group established the Richard C. Overton Research Fellowship to honor one of the organization's founders and a leading scholar of America's railroads. To promote the study of transportation history, the Overton Fellowship will provide grants from $1,500 to $3,000 to underwrite travel expenses to conduct research at archives and libraries. If you are interested in applying, please contact Dr. Carlos Schwantes. 
 
By mail:
Dr. Carlos Schwantes
Department of History
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Blvd.
484 Lucas Hall
St. Louis MO 63121-4499
 
By Email:
schwantesc@umsl.edu