The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is home to one of the finest weaving archives in the nation—the Churchill Weavers collection. Comprised of more than 30,000 handwoven textiles and related weaving and business records, this collection promises to enrich many areas of scholarship and exhibition research, especially those related to labor history, the history of 20th century capitalism, material culture, and the history of Appalachia.
The Kentucky Historical Society Foundation has provided KHS short-term fellowship funds (one- to four-week residencies at $400.00/week) to assist researchers with travel and living expenses while using the Churchill Weavers collection. Applications are welcome from independent scholars, college and university teachers, museum professionals, graduate students, and scholars working in other related disciplines. Please email applications to Dr. Amanda L. Higgins, Amanda.firstname.lastname@example.org, by September 1, 2016. Learn more about the Churchill Weavers collection and research fellowship at: http://history.ky.gov/khs-fellowship-guidelines/.