The Mary Baker Eddy Library 2018 Fellowships

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The Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston is now accepting online applications for our Summer 2018 Research Fellowships. The fellowship program is open to academic scholars, independent researchers, and graduate students. The Library’s collections, centered on the papers of Mary Baker Eddy and records documenting the history of Christian Science, offer scholars countless opportunities for original research. A select list of such resources includes: Mary Baker Eddy’s correspondence and manuscript material, scrapbooks, and copybooks; household account ledgers and receipts; a fully-indexed file of newspapers clippings that date to the late nineteenth century; an extensive historic photograph collection; architectural records; early histories of branch Churches of Christ, Scientist; a collection of more than 460 historic Bibles, Bible reference, devotional, and related books; and the publication records for The Christian Science Monitor, Eddy's books, and church magazines. Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910) authored a groundbreaking book on science, theology, and healing titled Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures and founded the Church of Christ, Scientist, a publishing society, and The Christian Science Monitor. Previous fellowship topics have included: Mary Baker Eddy and intellectual property; demographic survey of early Christian Science church members; military ministry; material culture and memory; church architecture; Christian Science and divine healing. Stipend provided. Apply at our website by February 5, 2018. For further information about the Library’s holdings and the fellowship program go to http://www.marybakereddylibrary.org/fellowships or contact 617-450-7124, fellowships@mbelibrary.org.