Academic journal article The Journal of Southern History

Libraries and Archives

Academic journal article The Journal of Southern History

Libraries and Archives

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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 2008-2009. The program was established to honor the memory of Harry Golden, author of the best-selling book Only in America, publisher of the Carolina Israelite, and civil rights activist. Two grants of $500 to $1,000 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 resources available in the department, visit http://dlib.uncc.edu/special_collections.

The deadline for applications is February 15, 2008. Candidates will be notified by March 15. To apply, researchers should send a letter to Mr. Robin Brabham, Rare Book Librarian and Archivist, Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223 or e-mail him at rfbrabha@email.uncc.edu. 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 winner of the Golden Award for 2007-2008 was Donald F. Tibbs of the Southern University Law Center, who is completing research for his book Black Power, Prison Power: The Rise and Fall of the Prisoner Union Movement in North Carolina.

The Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center at the University of Oklahoma seeks applicants for its Visiting Scholars Program, which provides financial assistance to researchers working at the center's archives. Awards of $500 to $1,000 are normally granted as reimbursement for travel and lodging. The center's holdings include the papers of many former members of Congress, such as Robert S. Kerr, Fred Harris, and House Speaker Carl Albert of Oklahoma; Helen Gahagan Douglas and Jeffery Cohelan of California; Sidney Clarke of Kansas; and Neil Gallagher of New Jersey. …

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