Mary Lily Research Grants – Duke University

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The Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, part of the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University, announces the availability of Mary Lily Research Grants for research travel to our collections.

The Sallie Bingham Center documents the public and private lives of women through a wide variety of published and unpublished sources.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 Sallie Bingham Center are U.S. feminist movements, women’s prescriptive literature from the 19th and 20th centuries, girls’ literature, zines, artist’s books by women, gender & sexuality, and the history and culture of women in the South.

Mary Lily Research grants are for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars conducting research using collections held by the Sallie Bingham Center. Grant money may be used for travel, photocopying, and living expenses while pursuing research at the Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections Library. Applicants must live outside of a 50-mile radius from Durham, NC. The maximum award per applicant is $1,000.

The deadline for application is January 30, 2009, and recipients will be announced in March 2009. For more information and the application form, please visit this site.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Center’s research services librarian before submitting:

Kelly Wooten
(919) 660-5967

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