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de Bry engraving
Six Further Rivers are Discovered by the French, engraving, Théodoré de Bry after Jacques Le Moyne

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From 1994 through 2002, in cooperation with Florida International University and the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, the Kislak Foundation sponsored an award program recognizing outstanding university-level scholarship in areas of pre-twentieth century Florida and Caribbean history, anthropology and archaeology.

Kislak Prize winners included young scholars from Yale, Harvard, Vanderbilt and other prominent universities, who explored topics such as the spread of European trade and religion, the role of slavery in colonization of the Americas, and the evolution of American policy toward Cuba.

Currently, the Kislak Fellowship program at the Library of Congress supports research based on documents and objects in the Kislak Collection and on topics related to outside collections, archaeological sites and other sources.

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