The Special Collections Department of the Atkins Library, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, announces the opening of competition for the Harry Golden Visiting Scholars Awards for 2007/2008. The program was established to honor the memory of Harry Golden, civil rights activist, author of the best-selling book Only in America, and publisher of the Carolina Israelite. Two grants of $500 to $1000 will be awarded annually to researchers using materials that are held by the Special Collections Department. Preference will be given to projects focused on the history and culture of the twentieth-century South. For further information on the resources available in the department, link to http://dlib.uncc.edu/special collections/.
The deadline for applications is January 5, 2007. Candidates will be notified by March 1. To apply, researchers should send a letter to Mr. Robin Brabham, Associate University Librarian for Special Collections, Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. The letter must include a vita; a description of the research proposal and the extent of research already completed; an estimate of the research remaining; a summary of how the project will benefit by using resources in the UNC Charlotte Special Collections; and a projected budget. Doctoral students doing dissertation research, independent scholars, and journalists are encouraged to apply.
The Georgia Historical Society announces that the following material is now open for research: United States Constitution draft annotated by Abraham Baldwin, 1787; Georgia Constitution, 1777; Demere Family Bible that reportedly belonged to Mary Musgrove, 1733; Historic Augusta Inc. Revolutionary and Early Republic Era Manuscripts Collection, 1770-1827 (authors include Benjamin Andrew, Samuel Elbert, John Habersham, and others); previously unpublished General Pierce Manning Butler Young photograph in Confederate general's uniform (postwar platinum print from original wartime negative); Judge Frank S. Cheatham Jr. Family Papers 1921-1993; Carleton Hildreth and Harry Hervey Papers, 1908-1977; Chatham County Health Department Death Cards, 1803-1893; Georgia Ports Authority Photographs; and County Courthouses of Georgia Scrapbook, 1948-1986. For further information about this material, please go to http://18.104.22.168/G92002Staff/ OPAC/Index.asp and consult the Georgia Historical Society's online catalog.
In the spring of 2006 James G. Hollandsworth, former Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Southern Mississippi and a volunteer with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH), completed an annotated guide to the Alfred Hold Stone Collection, located at the MDAH. …