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SU Library’s Special Collections Research Center announces new research grant program
SU Library’s Special Collections Research Center announces new research grant programSeptember 18, 2007Pamela McLaughlinpwmclaug@syr.edu
The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) at Syracuse University Library has announced the Alexander N. Charters Adult Education Research Grants-in-Aid Program for students and faculty interested in the history and practice of adult education. As much as $4,000 of grants-in-aid will be awarded each year. The actual amount of each award will depend upon the scope of the research outlined in the applicant’s proposal.
The Charters Library of Resources for the Educators of Adults (http://scrc.syr.edu/charterslibrary) is the world’s most comprehensive collection of English-language materials in the field of adult and continuing education. Among the resources available to researchers are: more than 55 discrete manuscript collections, 2,100 books, 50 professional journals, 220 newsletters, 400 sound recordings, 100 video-recordings, 10,000 photographs and some 2,800 master’s theses and dissertations in the field. Online finding aids to the manuscript collections are available on SCRC’s website at http://scrc.syr.edu.
With more than 100,000 printed works and 2,000 manuscript and archival collections, SCRC is home to some of SU’s most valued treasures, including early printed editions of Gutenberg, Galileo and Sir Isaac Newton, as well as the library of 19th-century German historian Leopold Von Ranke. Holdings are particularly strong in the 20th century; they include the personal papers and manuscripts of such luminaries as artist Grace Hartigan, inspirational preacher Norman Vincent Peale, author Joyce Carol Oates, photojournalist Margaret Bourke White and industrial designer Walter Dorwin Teague, as well as the records of organizations such as avant garde publisher Grove Press. SCRC regularly hosts exhibitions, lectures and classes and offers fellowships/internships in library instruction and conservation.
To apply, submit a letter of intent outlining the proposed research topic, including the term of stay, a current resume, and one professional reference to:
Mary Beth HintonSpecial Collections Research CenterSyracuse University Library222 Waverly Ave.Syracuse, N.Y. 13244-2010Phone: 315-443-9763Fax: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, visit http://library.syr.edu/information/spcollections/awards.htm.