The Jack Miller Center announces a new research partnership with the Huntington Library in San Marino, California. The Huntington is an independent research center with holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine. The Library collections range chronologically from the eleventh century to the present and include seven million manuscripts, 410,000 rare books, 270,000 reference works, and 1.3 million photographs, prints, and ephemera. The Burndy Library consists of some 67,000 rare books and reference volumes in the history of science and technology, as well as an important collection of scientific instruments. Within the general fields listed above there are many areas of special strength, including: Middle Ages, Renaissance, 19th- and 20th-century literature, British drama, Colonial America, American Civil War, Western America, and California. The Art Collections contain notable British and American paintings, fine prints, photographs, and an art reference library. In the library of the Botanical Gardens is a broad collection of reference works in botany, horticulture, and gardening.
The Huntington will award to scholars over one hundred fellowships for the academic year 2013-2014. These fellowships derive from a variety of funding sources and have different terms. Recipients of all fellowships are expected to be in continuous residence at the Huntington and to participate in and make a contribution to its intellectual life
The JMC- Huntington Library Fellowship is a short term award of three months support in the amount of $9000. The fellowship may be taken up any time after June 1, 2013 and no later than June 1 2014.
The purpose of the JMC- Huntington fellowship is to conduct research in the collections as they pertain tothe central mission of the Jack Miller Center. For further details please visit www.huntington.org/huntingtonlibrary and www.jackmillercenter.org
Application will be through Academic Initiatives, The Jack Miller Center
Please address inquiries to Dr. Pamela Edwards, Director of Academic Initiatives, The Jack Miller Center
Deadline for proposals: March 15, 2013