Friday, January 22, 2016

Deadline Approaching: Hartman Center Travel Grants and Fellowships

Kodak magazine ad, 1917 (Hartman Collections, item K0266)
The John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising and Marketing History, part of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University, sends a reminder that the deadline for its travel grants is fast approaching. Three types of grants for research travel to the Center's collections are available: the Alvin Achenbaum travel grant, FOARE Fellowship for Outdoor Advertising Research, and the John Furr Fellowship for research in the J. Walter Thompson Co. Archives. According to the announcement,
The John W. Hartman Center promotes the understanding of the social, cultural and historical influence of advertising and marketing through the collection of published and unpublished resources.  Strengths of the collection include direct marketing and sales, outdoor advertising, women in the industry, trade industry association records, and the records of multiple advertising agencies and marketing firms.
     Travel grants are available to any faculty member, graduate or undergraduate student, artist, or independent scholar with a research project requiring the use of materials held by the John W. Hartman Center. For more information on the available grants, please visit the grant section of the Center's website.
    The deadline for application is January 29, 2016 (5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time).