Monday, November 13, 2006

The Rare Books & Manuscript Library
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The John "Bud" Velde Visiting Scholars Program
The Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the University’s principal repository of rare books and early manuscripts, literary manuscripts, and special collections. With the summer of 2006, the Library began offering three Velde Visting Scholar awards to researchers wishing to make extensive use of The Rare Book & Manuscript Library's collections. The research strengths of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library are manifold, from medieval to early modern studies, with particular strengths in early printing and printing history, Elizabethan life and letters, John Milton and his age, emblem studies, economic history, works on early science and natural history, and the papers of modern literary figures such as Carl Sandburg, H.G. Wells, William Maxwell, and W.S. Merwin.

The John "Bud" Velde awards are given to facilitate a period of intense individual study - usually one month - on an uninterrupted basis in The Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The program is open to all active scholars from graduate students to retired professors. The awards are designed for scholars outside the region in order to help defray the costs of travel and living expenses.

Applications for the 2007-08 awards will be accepted in Spring 2007.
For more details, click here