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[BKARTS] 2009 Grolier Club Library Fellowships


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The 2009 Grolier Club Library Fellowships

New York, December 17, 2008.

The Grolier Club Library is pleased to announce its sixth annual
fellowship offering in the history of the book. Awards of up to
$2,500 are available for research in the Library's areas of strength,
with emphasis on the history of antiquarian bookselling and private
collecting of books and prints in the United States, Great Britain,
and Western Europe. Fellowship awards may be used to pay for travel,
housing, and other expenses. A minimum research stay of two weeks is
required, and fellows are expected to present a seminar or lecture at
the Grolier Club, and submit a written report.


Members of the Grolier Club are not eligible, nor are students
enrolled in undergraduate degree programs, but all other interested
persons are encouraged to apply. There is no application form.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a proposal, not to
exceed 750 words, stating necessary length of residence, historical
materials to be used, relevance of the Grolier Club Library
collections to the project, a proposed budget, and two letters of

The deadline for applications and letters of support is March 6,
2009, and announcement of awards will be made in early May, 2009.
Research terms can take place any time between June 1, 2009 and May
30, 2010, but please note that the Club is closed for the month of August.

Applications should be sent to The Fellowship Committee, The Grolier
Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022, or via e-mail to


The Grolier Club Library is a focused research collection of
approximately 100,000 volumes on the art and history of the book,
with particular strengths in printed and manuscript material relating to book
collecting and the book trade, including catalogues of all types. The
Grolier Club Library's collections of bookseller, book auction and
private library catalogues are among the most comprehensive in the
US, and its growing archival collections, including the papers of
antiquarian book firms, and important figures in bibliophily and the
book arts, are now being recognized as an important resource for
scholars in book history.  For further information about the Library,
as well as an online catalogue of its holdings, visit

Eric Holzenberg Director The Grolier Club 47 East 60th Street New York, NY 10022 phone: 212/838-6690 fax: 212/838-2445 e-mail: ejh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx website: <http://www.grolierclub.org/>www.grolierclub.org

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