Balch Institute Fellowships in Ethnic and/or 20th-Century History and
Albert M. Greenfield Fellowship in 20th-Century History
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania will award two one-month Balch Institute fellowships to enable research on topics related to the ethnic and immigrant experience in the United States and/or American cultural, social, political, or economic history post-1875. HSP will also award one Albert M. Greenfield Fellowship for research in 20th-century history. The fellowships support one month of residency in Philadelphia during the 2014–2015 academic year. Past Balch fellows have done research on immigrant children, Italian American fascism, German Americans in the Civil War, Pan-Americanism, African American women’s political activism, and much more.
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, enriched by the holdings of the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, holds more than 19 million personal, organizational, and business manuscripts, as well 560,000 printed items and 312,000 graphic images concerning national and regional political, social, and family history.
The Historical Society’s archives richly document the social, cultural, and economic history of a region central to many aspects of the nation’s development from colonial times to the 20th century. The Balch Institute collections bring the HSP strength in documenting ethnic and immigrant history, with significant holdings of ethnic newspapers, records of benevolent societies and other local and national ethnic organizations, and personal papers of prominent leaders in ethnic and immigrant communities.
The stipend is $2,000. Fellowships are tenable for any one-month period between June 2014 and May 2015. They support advanced, postdoctoral, and dissertation research. Deadline for receipt of applications is March 1, 2014, with a decision to be made by April 15. Before mailing an application, visit http://www.lcpimages.org/forms/coversheet.htm to fill out an electronic cover sheet. To apply, send seven copies each of a brief résumé, a two- to four-page description of the proposed research, and a letter of reference to: James Green, Library Company, 1314 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. For more information on applying and the joint fellowship program, telephone (215) 546-3181, fax (215) 546-5167, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For specific information on the Balch and Greenfield fellowships, contact Tamara Gaskell, (215) 732-6200 x208, e-mail email@example.com.