Friday, January 28, 2011

Travel grant - Washington University Libraries

Travel Grant Competition
The Department of Special Collections
Washington University Libraries St. Louis, Missouri

Application Deadline: March 15, 2011. Travel must occur between May 15,
2011 and June 30, 2012.

Travel reimbursement grants of up to $1000 are available to faculty,
graduate students, undergraduates, and independent scholars who would
like to use our collections for research. Funds may be used for
transportation, food, lodging, and photocopying. Applicants must reside
at least 50 miles from St. Louis.

The Department of Special Collections is a multi-faceted research
institution that contains materials related to a wide variety of
academic disciplines. Below is a listing of some of our major

Film and Media Archive: The Film and Media Archive is committed to the
preservation of documentary film and other media which chronicle
America's great political and social movements, with a particular
emphasis on the African-American experience. The collections of
prominent filmmakers Henry Hampton (Eyes on the Prize) and William Miles
(I Remember Harlem) include hundreds of hours of high quality
programming and feature a comprehensive and diverse array of primary
interviews, photos, archival footage, and written documents gathered and
generated during the film production process. For more information,
contact Joe Thompson at
or (314) 935-8739, or visit our
on-line catalog at

Manuscripts: Collections of literary papers, press archives, and
magazine archives. The bulk of the collection consists of the papers of
major 20th-century literary figures including James Merrill, Samuel
Beckett, Howard Nemerov, Stanley Elkin, William Gass, Mona Van Duyn, and
many others. For more information, contact Anne Posega at or (314) 935-5487,
or visit

Modern Graphic History Library: Dedicated to acquiring and preserving
distinguished works of modern illustration and pictorial graphic
culture. Focusing on artists' working materials and sketches as well as
finished artworks, the range of the collection extends from book,
magazine, and advertising illustration to graphic novels, comics, poster
design, pictorial information design, and animation. For more
information, contact Skye Lacerte at
or (314) 935-7741, or visit

Rare Books: Collection strengths include the history of books and
printing, especially the English Arts & Crafts movement; the book arts;
semeiology and the history of non-verbal communication; a collection of
Little Black Sambo books and related objects; and 19th- and 20th-century
British and American literature complementing the modern literary
archives housed in the manuscript unit. For more information, contact
Erin Davis at or (314)
935-5583, or visit

University Archives: The Washington University Archives is comprised of
more than 300 unique collections. Most collections chronicle the history
of Washington University from 1853 to the present day. These diverse
collections range from the writings of University co-founder William G.
Eliot, to student produced publications, and professional and personal
papers of faculty members such as Arthur Holly Compton. Other
collections relate to 20th-century St. Louis history, with a focus on
business, transportation, politics, social welfare, urban planning, and
architecture. For more information, contact Sonya Rooney at or (314) 935-9730, or

An application form is available at
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The Department of Special Collections, Washington University Libraries
(314) 935-5495