First NHPRC Archival Research Fellowships Awarded
The first group of NHPRC Archival Research Fellows selected to receive fellowship
awards are Nancy Deromedi (Bentley Historical Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan),
Richard Hollinger (University of Maine Special Collections, Orono, Maine),
Elisabeth Kaplan (Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota), and
Richard Pearce-Moses (Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records).
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission Archival Research
Fellowship is a three-year program established with an award of $143,000 to
manage a new, non-residential archival research fellowship program. The program
is administered by representatives from The Massachusetts Historical Society,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, Schlesinger
Library at the Radcliffe Institute, and WGBH Educational Foundation.
Fellows are required to conduct research and write about a topic of importance
to the archival profession. The grant requires that proposals concerning electronic
records be given a higher priority than others. The topics of the first group
of fellows are: Nancy Deromedi, Wired Faculty: Research to Assess the Archival
Value of Faculty Websites to Document their Functions and Activities at the
University of Michigan; Richard Hollinger, The Impact of Electronic Communications
on Record Keeping Practices; Elisabeth Kaplan, Electronic Brains and Archival
Minds: Archivists and Technology in the Postwar Era; and Richard Pearce-Moses,
An Annotated Glossary for Archivists, Manuscript Curators, and Records Managers.
This first group of fellows will present their findings in June 2003 in Boston
at a symposium that will engage a broad spectrum of individuals.
The project was conceived to advance both basic and applied research and
to encourage broad participation in the research process, enabling archivists,
curators, and information specialists who work full-time under a 12-month contract
the flexibility to conduct research. Up to five fellowships of $10,000 each
may be awarded each cycle. Project funding is administered by the Massachusetts
Historical Society. Application materials for the next round of funding will
be available shortly by contacting Brenda Lawson at the Massachusetts Historical
Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215 (phone: 617-646-0502/e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org). The project Executive Board consists of Brenda Lawson
(Massachusetts Historical Society), Megan Sniffin-Marinoff (MIT), Joan Krizack
(Northeastern University), Kathryn Jacob (Schlesinger Library/Radcliffe Institute),
and Mary Ide (WGBH).