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Monday, March 11, 2013

The New York Public Library: Short-Term Research Fellowship

The New York Public Library is pleased to offer Short-Term Research Fellowships to support visiting scholars engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research. Fellowship stipends are $1,000 per week for up to four weeks and fellows must be in residence at the Library for a minimum of two weeks between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. Application Deadline: April 8th, 2013.

Individuals needing to conduct on-site research in the Library's special collections to support projects in the humanities including but not limited to art history, cultural studies, history, literature, performing arts and photography are welcome to apply. Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents with the legal right to work in the U.S.
The application deadline is April 8, 2013, for guidelines and application information go to: http://www.nypl.org/short-term
The Manuscripts and Achives Division of the New York Public Library holds over 29,000 linear feet of archival material in over 3,000 collections. The strengths of the Division are the papers and records of individuals, families, and organizations, primarily from the New York region. These collections, dating from the 18th through the 20th centuries, support Research in the political, economic, social, and cultural history of New York and the United States. More than 4,000 entries for archival collections and other materials held throughout NYPL have been made available for online browsing. Most entries include a link to a collection-level description. Over 2,000 collections are described by detailed guides. You can also search the full-text of both types of descriptions via the URL: http://nypl.org/find-archival-materials
A few collections to highlight for the study of of the Gilded Age and
Progressive Era:
Richard Welling papers
William B. Osgood Field Papers
John Bigelow papers
William Conant Church papers

Robert Underwood Johnson papers
Henry George papers

Penn Central Transportation Company records
William Bourke Cockran papers
National Civic Federation records
Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement Records