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Grant of the Week: Loring Civil War Fellowship of the Boston Athenaeum and MHS

Ryan Baldwin | Feb 12, 2016

Every week, AHA Today showcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship of interest to historians which has been posted to our free Calendar.

Loring Civil War Fellowship of the Boston Athenaeum and MHS

End: February 15, 2016
Contact: fellowships@masshist.org
More Info: http://www.masshist.org/2012/research/fellowships/loring

The Boston Athenaeum and the Massachusetts Historical Society will offer one Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship on the Civil War, its Origins, and Consequences for 2016-2017. The recipient will conduct research for at least four weeks at each institution. The fellowship carries a stipend of $4,000 for a total of eight weeks of research. The application deadline is February 15, 2016.

The Athenaeum’s Civil War collections are anchored by its holdings of Confederate states imprints, the largest in the nation, consisting of books, maps, broadsides, sheet music, newspapers, governmental publications, and other materials. The Society’s manuscript holdings on the Civil War era are particularly strong. They include diaries, photographs, correspondence from the battlefield and the home front, papers of political leaders, materials on black regiments raised in Massachusetts, and extensive holdings on the U.S. Sanitary Commission. The Athenaeum and the MHS are especially interested in projects for which both repositories’ resources are vital.

Each institution will automatically refer unsuccessful proposals to its short-term fellowship competition. For more information on the Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship—as well as on other fellowship competitions at the Massachusetts Historical Society—please see our website: http://www.masshist.org/2012/research/fellowships/loring

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