Houghton Library is Harvard’s principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. Its collections range from the ancient to the contemporary and from the local to the international and brim with research potential. Houghton staff take pride not only in the knowledge held and preserved in the library, but especially in the new discoveries and creations our holdings enable and inspire.
Preference is given to applicants whose research is closely based on materials in Houghton collections, especially when those materials are unique; fellowships are normally not granted to scholars who live within commuting distance of the library. Each fellow is expected to be in residence at Houghton for at least four weeks during the period from September 2020 through June 2021 (these do not have to be consecutive weeks), and each fellow will be expected to produce a written summary of his/her experience working with the collections. The stipend for each fellowship is $3,600. The deadline for applications is January 17, 2020.
Peter X. Accardo
Scholarly and Public Programs Librarian
Houghton Library, Harvard University