The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is now accepting applications for Jon B. Lovelace Fellowship for the Study of the Alan Lomax Collection. The application deadline is February 1, 2017.
The Lovelace Fellowship, established in 2015 for the study of the Alan Lomax Collection, pays tribute to the 60-year friendship between philanthropist Jon B. Lovelace and James H. Billington, who served as Librarian of Congress from 1987-2015. Under Billington’s leadership and through the generous benefaction of Jon and Lillian Lovelace, the Alan Lomax Collection was acquired in 1999 by the American Folklife Center and the Association for Cultural Equity at Hunter College. The Lomax Collection is a major collection of ethnographic field audio recordings, motion pictures, photographs, manuscripts, correspondence and other materials that represent Lomax’s lifetime of work to document and analyze traditional music, dance, storytelling and other expressive genres that arise from cultural groups in many parts of the world, particularly the United States, England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and the Caribbean. Lomax (1915-2002) was one of the greatest documenters of traditional culture during the twentieth century.
The Lovelace Fellowship supports research that contributes significantly to a greater understanding of the work of Alan Lomax and the cultural traditions he documented over the course of a vigorous and highly productive seventy-year career. Conducting full time research on-site at the Library of Congress, the fellowship provides an opportunity for a period of up to 8 months of concentrated use of the collections of the Library of Congress, through full-time residency in the Library’s John W. Kluge Center. A stipend of $4,200 per month supports the Fellow.
APPLY ONLINE: Applications should be submitted through the Kluge Center’s online application system. Save and return to your application, manage letters of reference, and receive notification of submission all through our online portal. Visit https://klugefellowships.fluidreview.com/ to get started.
The John W. Kluge Center was established at the Library of Congress in 2000 to foster a mutually enriching relationship between the world of ideas and the world of action, between scholars and political leaders. The Center attracts outstanding scholarly figures to Washington, D.C., facilitates their access to the Library’s remarkable collections, and helps them engage in conversation with policymakers and the public. Learn more at: http://www.loc.gov/kluge.
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