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Woman's History Institute - Research Fellow

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Historic Hudson Valley
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Pocantico Hills, NY

Historic Hudson Valley


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June 1, 2021
October 1, 2021
January 15, 2021
$3,000.00
5-15 hours per week

Historic Hudson Valley (HHV) is a not-for-profit organization focused on education and American history. We welcome more than 300,000 visitors annually to our historic sites for public tours, school programs, seasonal festivals, and popular events. All of our programming is based in the rich history of the Hudson Valley.

Historic Hudson Valley, based in Pocantico Hills, NY, is accepting applications for two paid Summer Research Fellows, part of HHV's Women's History Institute programming. Undergraduates and graduates are encouraged to apply, for research topics related to women's history, public history, archives, and material culture. Projects that draw upon the archives and collections of Historic Hudson Valley, which date from the late 17th-20th centuries, are welcomed. Successful candidates will work closely with HHV staff for a period ranging from six weeks to three months, visit the HHV sites, and prepare two written pieces based on their research topics. The application deadline is January 15, 2021.

More information and the application portal can be found here:

https://hudsonvalley.org/fellowships

Examples of past projects can be found here:

https://hudsonvalley.org/article/uncovering-womens-history-in-the-historic-hudson-valley-archives/

Historic Hudson Valley (HHV) is a not-for-profit organization focused on education and American history. We welcome more than 300,000 visitors annually to our historic sites for public tours, school programs, seasonal festivals, and…

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Benefits

Fellowship stipends are $3,000 for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of three months’ duration.

The Fellow will have access to Historic Hudson Valley's library which offers a broad spectrum of research material related to the cultural and historical significance of the Hudson River Valley. The general book collection consists of more than 15,000 titles. Subject areas include (but are not limited to) early African American history, agriculture, American 18th– and 19th– century culture, art, architecture, biography, cooking, decorative arts, the history of science and technology, social and political history, textiles, women’s history, and the works of Washington Irving.

The Library’s Special Collections include more than 4,000 rare books and 3,000 manuscripts as well as maps, subject files, prints and microfilm. Among the subjects in the Special Collections are numerous items of interest to researchers in women’s history.

The Library supports Historic Hudson Valley’s mission to restore, preserve, interpret and promote for the public benefit and enjoyment historic landmarks of national significance within the Hudson River Valley. It does this through reference, research, and the dissemination of information and materials for educational and programmatic endeavors.



Fellowship stipends are $3,000 for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of three months’ duration.

The Fellow will have access to Historic Hudson Valley's library which offers a broad…

How to Apply

To apply please provide the following information along with a cover letter and resume:

Name, address, phone number, email address.

Name and email address of two individuals who would recommend you for this fellowship.

An abstract of this project of no more than 50 words.

Identify the collection you wish to consult for this project.

To apply please provide the following information along with a cover letter and resume:

Name, address, phone number, email address.

Name and email address of two individuals who…

Location

Pocantico Hills, NY

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