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Research Fellowships at Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College

Quaker & Special Collections at Haverford College invites applications for two research fellowships:


The Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation Research Fellowship offers $5,000 to researchers engaging in the study of the history of mental health and health care, the role of Quakerism in mental health care, and mental health care reform.

Re: Advice on saving women's letters?

Vivian, I'm not sure if this quite answers your question, but I ran across this today and I thought it might be useful:

Chi Luu,  "The Ladylike Language of Letters"  in JSTOR Daily (January 10, 2019):

Letters reveal how language changes. They also offer a peek into the way people–especially women–have always constructed their private and public selves....


-- Shelby Balik Metropolitan State University of Denver