[SIGCIS-Members] University of Minnesota Libraries Archives and Special Collections --> deadline Friday 30 Sept.

Thomas J. Misa tmisa at umn.edu
Mon Sep 26 14:20:03 PDT 2016

Hi all,

CBI has an annual "travel to collections" competition with a due date in mid January http://www.cbi.umn.edu/research/ntravelfund.html.

The deadline is THIS FRIDAY for a different means of travel support to use University of Minnesota collections, including those held by the Charles Babbage Institute.  Several computer-history projects have artfully located materials, in addition to CBI holdings,  in other UMN special collections. (see www at bottom of page)  Such proposals have been very attractive to the Libraries award committee.

Please address inquiries about CBI archival collections to CBI archivist-curator Amanda Wick <abwick at umn.edu>.

See particulars below: ---Tom Misa

The Elmer L. Andersen Research Scholars Program supports scholarly research projects using materials from the Libraries’ rare and special collections. Named for former governor and University of Minnesota regent Elmer L. Andersen, the new program honors the Governor’s passion for collecting and for expanding the use of the collections. The Research Scholars program is available to scholars including faculty, graduate, post-graduate, and independent researchers using the collections in the Department of Archives and Special Collections. This program is not available to currently enrolled University of Minnesota graduate or undergraduate students or UM faculty.

The program will provide support for research projects that require use of one or more of the collections. Awards
range from $500 to $2,000 and provide funds for travel, housing and other research related costs. The final research product (e.g., journal article, documentary film) must acknowledge the Libraries’ support and be deposited with the University Libraries.

Applications should include the following:
• Cover letter that provides a detailed project de-
scription, placing the project in the context of its larger
field of study and describing the anticipated result of
the project (e.g. journal article, book, edited volume,
etc.). The narrative should articulate the anticipated use
of the University Libraries collections with reference
to specific collections to be used and their relevance to the project.
• The applicant’s curriculum vitae
• Two letters of recommendation
• A budget with estimates of related costs

About the collections:
The University of Minnesota Libraries Archives and
Special Collections contain diverse holdings from clay
tablets to documentation of the history of information
technology, from children’s literature to University re-
cords, from the literary and performing arts to gay and
lesbian culture. Complete description of the collecting
areas at https://www.lib.umn.edu/special/archives-and-special-collections-web-pages .

Application deadline:
September 30, 2016
Award announcement:
November 11, 2016
Research must be completed:
December 29, 2017
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