STIP Nov 5, 2002

Research Grant Opportunity, Duke University Library

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Research Grant Opportunity
Grant Deadline: 2003-01-15

Duke University
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections
Library Research Grants


The Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library of Duke
University announces the availability of grants for researchers whose work
would benefit from access to the library's archival and rare printed
collections. These grants are offered by the library's research centers:
The Center for Women's History and Culture
The John Hope Franklin Collection of African and African-American
Documentation
* The John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History

Researchers may apply for grants from more than one center. The maximum
award per applicant is $1,000.

The Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture
The Mary Lily Research Grants

The Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture documents the
public and private lives of women through a wide variety of published and
unpublished sources. Collections of personal papers, family papers, and
organizational records complement print sources such as books and
periodicals. Particular strengths of the CWHC are feminism and radical
feminism in the U.S., women's prescriptive literature from the 19th and 20th
centuries, girls’ literature, artist’s books by women, and the history and
culture of women in the South. Also, a number of prominent women writers
have placed their personal and professional papers at Duke.

For more information about the Center for Women's History and Culture,
please consult our Web site at http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/women or
contact Amy Leigh, Archivist, at SBCWHC@duke.edu, tel.919.660.5967, FAX
919.660.5934.

John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History

The major collections available at the Hartman Center are the extensive
Archives of the J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) the oldest advertising
agency in the U.S. and a major international agency since the 1920s; the
advertisements and a moderate amount of agency documentation from both
D'Arcy, Masius, Benton & Bowles (DMB&B) and Wells Rich Greene; and the
Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) archives and related
collections documenting billboard history. The Center holds several other
smaller collections relating to 19th and 20th century advertising and
marketing, supported by a growing number of books, periodicals, films, and
videos.
In addition to travel grants up to $750 for the use of any of the Hartman
Center's collections, the Center will fund up to three J. Walter Thompson
Research Fellowships. Each Fellow will receive a stipend of $1000 during his
or her stay in Durham. Fellowships are available to researchers planning to
spend a minimum of two weeks at Duke doing research that focuses on the J.
Walter Thompson Company Archives.

For more information about the Hartman Center, please consult our Web site
at http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/hartman/ or contact Jacqueline Reid,
Reference Archivist, John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising &
Marketing History, hartman-center@duke.edu, tel. 919.660-5827, FAX
919.660.5934.

John Hope Franklin Collection of African and African-American Documentation

The holdings of the Franklin Collection include letters, diaries, ledgers,
photographs, films, and rare books documenting some three centuries of
African-American experience. The Collection is especially strong in the
areas of nineteenth-century slavery and African-American life in the
post-World War II civil rights era. Noteworthy collections include: the
archives of the Behind the Veil oral history project, with more than 1,000
oral histories collected from black southerners who lived during the Jim
Crow era; a collection of oral history interviews with civil rights
activists conducted by historian Joe Sinsheimer; the Leroy T. Walker Africa
News Archive--the research, clipping, and publication files of Africa News
Service, one of the nation’s most respected sources of information from and
about Africa; and the papers of prominent African Americans, such as Fannie
B. Rosser and Asa and Elna Spaulding.

For more information about the Franklin Collection, please consult our Web
site at http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/franklin or contact Karen Jean Hunt,
Director, franklin-center@duke.edu, tel.919.660.5922, FAX 919.660.5934.

For More Information About the Collections:

To conduct a detailed search of the holdings of the three research centers
via the Internet, please check the following sites:

* Finding Aids--detailed descriptions of a subset of our archival
collections http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/findaids/

* Duke University's on-line library catalog http://www.lib.duke.edu/

* Guide to the Cataloged Collections of the Manuscript Department of the
William R. Perkins Library, Duke University (Richard C. Davis and Linda A.
Miller, eds., 1980), available in research libraries or on-line at
http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/guide/.


Uses of Grant Money:

Grant money may be used for travel to the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special
Collections Library, costs of copying pertinent archival resources, and
living expenses while pursuing research here.

The Application Process:

Obtain an application from our web site below or from one of the contact
people mentioned above. Submit the completed form and required attachments
to "Grants Program" at the address below or to the appropriate research
center via e-mail. If you wish to apply to more than one center for the same
project, simply check the appropriate boxes at the top of the application
form to indicate that you have chosen this option. Grants will not exceed
$1,000 even if awarded jointly.

Deadlines:

The next cycle of awards will be for use between March 2003 and August 2004.
Request application information at any time; forms will be sent out
beginning in October 2002. Applications must be received or postmarked by
January 15, 2003. Awards will be announced on March 14, 2003.


The mailing address for all three centers is:

Grant Program
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708-0185
Email: amy.leigh@duke.edu

Grant website:
http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/specoll/grantapp.html

Reference:
STIP: Research Grant Opportunity, Duke University Library. In: ArtHist.net, Nov 5, 2002 (accessed Aug 16, 2022), <https://arthist.net/archive/25303>.

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