Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Hartman Center Fellowships Available

The John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History, part of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library of Duke University, offers several grants for research travel to its collections.

The Hartman Center holds an extensive collection of over 3,000,000 items — correspondence, publications, advertisements, photographs, slides, films, books and serials — that document the history of advertising, sales, and marketing over the past two centuries. In addition to the J. Walter Thompson (JWT) Company Archives, the most comprehensive historical record of any advertising agency, the Center contains the collections of other key companies and individuals in the dynamic fields of advertising and marketing.

The grants available through the Hartman Center include the Alvin A. Achenbaum Travel Grants, which provide up to $750 in funding to support researchers in their use of any Hartman Center collections.The Hartman Center also offers two fellowships, the FOARE Fellowship for Outdoor Advertising and the John Furr Fellowship for J. Walter Thompson researchers. The FOARE Fellowship provides $1,000 funding for up to three researchers a year and requires researchers to stay a minimum of 10 days. Recipients of the FOARE fellowship are expected to use primarily materials from the Outdoor Advertising Archives. The John Furr Fellowship provides $1,000 in funding for up to three researchers a year and requires researchers to stay a minimum of two weeks. Recipients are expected to primarily use materials from the J. Walter Thompson Archives.

The deadline for application is January 30, 2015 by 5:00 PM EST. Recipients will be announced in March 2015. Grants must be used between April 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015. Please note that the Rubenstein Library will be closed between July 1, 2015 and August 23, 2015 as we move into our newly renovated space. These dates are subject to change.

For more information and to apply for a grant, please visit: Applicants are encouraged to contact Joshua Larkin Rowley, the Hartman Center’s reference archivist, before submitting an application.