Friends of the Longfellow House–Washington's Headquarters 2013 Short-term Research Fellowship Program in Cambridge, MA
The collections of the National Park Service’s Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site in Cambridge, Massachusetts, include a significant archive of materials (letters, diaries, photographs, art, books and material objects) from the 17th to early 20th century on a variety of subjects. Many relate to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s family, relatives (such as the Dana family), and literary circle. (The poet’s personal papers are in Harvard’s Houghton Library nearby.) These surprisingly diverse materials have the potential to greatly enrich our understanding of literary, cultural, and political history at the local, regional, national, and even international scale. For an overview of the collections see:
To encourage the use of these archives and collections, the Friends of the Longfellow House–Washington’s Headquarters have established two annual Fellowships with stipends of $1,200: the Diana Korzenik Fellowship and the Stanley Paterson Fellowship. Both stipends are intended to help defray the living or travel expenses of researchers who come to the Cambridge/Boston area to use the Longfellow House archives and collections (as well as related Boston-area collections). Award recipients are expected to be in residence conducting their research in the Cambridge/Boston area for at least a two-week period from May 2013 through March 2014.
The application deadline this year is April 7, 2013. Applicants should submit a single completed Korzenik/Paterson application form, a brief (1-3 page) project description, and a curriculum vitae. The 2013 application form is available online at:
Those selected to receive an award will be notified by April 30, 2013. Preference will be given to applicants whose research plan makes maximum use of the Longfellow House Archives and Collections.
Requests for further information about the fellowship competition should be sent by email to Robert Cameron Mitchell, Chair, Fellowship Committee, at email@example.com. Our website (http://www.friendsoflongfellowhouse.org/) has information about some of the earlier fellowship holders. We urge prospective applicants to contact the Longfellow House–Washington’s Headquarters archivist, Chris Wirth (firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-491-1094), to discuss the fit between their project and the materials available in the collections.
Completed applications should be sent by email attachment to email@example.com or by surface mail with a postmark no later than April 7, 2013 to Robert Cameron Mitchell, Chair, Fellowship Committee, 26 Farrar Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.
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