8.0133 Research Travel Grants (1/50)

Sun, 7 Aug 1994 22:04:46 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 8, No. 0133. Sunday, 7 Aug 1994.

Date: Thu, 4 Aug 1994 08:48:56 -0400
From: Thomas La Porte <tlaporte@ACPUB.DUKE.EDU>
Subject: Research Travel Grants

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John W. Hartman Center
for Sales, Advertising, and Marketing History
Special Collections Library
Duke University


Four or more grants of up to $750 are available to (1)
graduate students in any academic field who wish to use the
resources of the Center for research toward M.A., Ph.D., or
other postgraduate degrees, (2) faculty members working on
research projects, or (3) independent scholars working on
nonprofit projects. Funds may be used to help defray costs
of travel to Durham and local accommodations.

The major collection available at the Hartman Center at the
current time is the extensive Archives of the J. Walter
Thompson Company (JWT), the oldest advertising agency in the
U.S. and a major international agency since the 1920s. The
advertisements (1932+) and a moderate amount of agency
documentation from D'Arcy, Masius, Benton & Bowles (DMB&B)
will be available for research by autumn 1994. The Center
holds several other smaller collections relating to 19th and
20th century advertising and marketing.

REQUIREMENTS: Awards may be used between December 1, 1994
and December 31, 1995. Graduate student applicants (1) must
be currently enrolled in a postgraduate program in any
academic department and (2) must enclose a letter of
recommendation from the student's advisor or project
director. Please address questions and requests for
application forms to:

Thomas A. La Porte
John W. Hartman Center for Sales,
Advertising and Marketing History
Special Collections Library
Duke University
Box 90185
Durham, NC 27708-0185

Phone: 919-660-5827 Fax: 919-684-2855
E-mail: laporte@mail.lib.duke.edu

DEADLINES: Applications for 1994-95 awards must be received
or postmarked by October 15, 1994. Awards will be announced
by mid-November.