Sharpless, Rebecca 1958-

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SHARPLESS, Rebecca 1958-

PERSONAL: Born October 14, 1958, in Waco, Texas; daughter of Garland Lester (a plumbing contractor) and Helen (a homemaker and retail clerk; maiden name, Frierson) Sharpless; married Joe A. Jimenez, May 26, 1979 (divorced December, 1985); married Thomas L. Charlton, December 31, 1988. Ethnicity: "Anglo." Education: Baylor University, B.A., 1978, M.A., 1983; Emory University, Ph.D., 1993. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Baptist.

ADDRESSES: Home—2915 Sanger Ave., Waco, TX 76707. Offıce—Baylor University, P.O. Box 97271, Waco, TX 76798-7271; fax 254-710-1371. E-mail— [email protected]

CAREER: Baylor University Institute for Oral History, coordinator, 1979-82, associate director, 1982-87, director, 1993—. Also served as executive secretary for the Oral History Association, 1994-98.

AWARDS, HONORS: Coral Horton Tullis Award, best book on Texas history, 2000; Texas State Historical Association, Liz Carpenter Award, for research on women in Texas, 2000; Texas State Historical Association, T. R. Fehrenbach Award, 2000; Texas Historical Commission, all for Fertile Ground, Narrow Choices: Women on Texas Cotton Farms, 1900-1940.


Fertile Ground, Narrow Choices: Women on Texas Cotton Farms, 1900-1940, University of North Carolina Press, 1999.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Women and Cooking in the American South, for University of North Carolina Press.