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

*Application Deadline: March 15, 2012. Travel must occur between May 15,
2012 and June 30, 2013.*****

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 collections:****

*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 Nadia Ghasedi [log in to unmask] or (314) 935-6154,
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 Joel Minor at
[log in to unmask] or (314)
935-5413, or visit****

*Modern Graphic History Library*: Dedicated to acquiring and preserving
distinguished works of modern illustration and pictorial graphic culture.
Focusing on artistsí 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. In addition, the collection
also contains the archives of fine artists like Ernest Trova that have a
relationship with popular culture and mass media. For more information,
contact Skye Lacerte at [log in to unmask] 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
[log in to unmask] 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 [log in to unmask] or (314)
935-9730, or visit****

An application form is available at**

The Department of Special Collections, Washington University Libraries
[log in to unmask]
(314) 935-5495


Aimee Babcock-Ellis, MLS
(cell phone) 518-225-7127
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