Thursday, November 19, 2009

Fellowship - National Sporting Library

John H. Daniels Fellowship
at the National Sporting Library
in Middleburg,Virginia

Deadline February 1, 2010

The National Sporting Library, a research institution specializing in
horse and field sports, invites applications for research fellowships from
university faculty in the humanities and social sciences, museum and
library professionals, journalists, and independent scholars. Research
disciplines include history, art history, literature, American studies,
and area studies. Past project topics include Grand National Steeplechase
winner, Battleship; women in horse sports; history of Anglo-American
exchange in TB racing and breeding; and Early Modern horsemanship manuals.

Located 42 miles west of Washington, D.C., the Library holds an extensive
collection of over 17,000 books, periodicals, manuscripts, and sporting
art. The collection covers many aspects of equestrian and outdoor sports,
including Thoroughbred racing, steeplechasing, foxhunting, dressage, polo,
eventing, coaching, shooting, fly fishing and angling. The F. Ambrose
Rare Book Room contains over 4,000 rare volumes from the sixteenth through
twentieth centuries in several languages. The Library has a permanent art
collection of European and American sporting art, and will open the
National Sporting Art Museum next door in 2011.

The fellowship covers approved projects of 12 months or less, and
applicants must demonstrate their need to use specific works in the
collections. A monthly stipend, workspace, and complimentary housing (for
those outside of the immediate area) are provided.

Applications must be postmarked by February 1, 2010. For more information,
visit our website at or contact the
Director of Communications and Research at 540-687-6542 x 11 or

Elizabeth Tobey, Director of Communications & Research
National Sporting Library
P.O. Box 1335 (102 The Plains Rd.)
Middleburg, VA 20118-1335
540-687-6542 x 11