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  • Tuesday, June 18, 2019 10:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Utah Division of State History, partnering with the University of Utah Marriott Library, has digitized and published the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Newsletters Collection, 1935-1941. The CCC Newsletter Collection includes weekly newsletters from CCC camps located in Utah. Featuring original artwork by camp members, these newsletters detail work projects, courses taught at camp, recreation, and other facets of camp life.

    “It’s an amazing resource,” said Melissa Coy, project manager for the CCC Newsletters digitization project. “These newsletters provide a window into camp life, and they reveal much about the mission of the CCC and the values and worldviews of the men in the camps. Their unique and readable nature makes the newsletters an excellent primary source for classroom instruction.”

    When FDR took office in March 1933, the Great Depression was at its worst point, with bank failures, inflation, and one in four individuals out of work. In exchange for food, clothing, a bunk, and a small allowance ($5), young men enrolled in the CCC sent the bulk of their earnings ($25) directly to their families back home. Nicknamed FDR’s “Forest Army,” the CCC planted trees, built trails, established phone lines, constructed fences, bridges, roads, and created check and silt dams for flood control. CCC members spent their individual earnings in Utah, amounting to more than $125,000 a month. Utah businesses secured government contracts to supply equipment, lumber, and foodstuffs. When the CCC ended in 1942, the Federal Security Agency estimated that the CCC had spent over $52 million in Utah. The hiking trails, campgrounds, and fishing enjoyed by Utahans today is rooted in the hard, physical labor of the men enlisted in the Civilian Conservation Corps.

     
  • Monday, April 15, 2019 1:01 PM | Anonymous

    The Syracuse University Press is pleased to announce its new Haudenosaunee and Indigenous Worlds series. This series will expand the Press’s historical emphasis in “Iroquois” and Native American publications to better reflect current scholarship regarding oral tradition, de-colonial and Indigenous studies—writ large. We welcome submissions from diverse authors across disciplines, traditions, and orientations, but with special emphasis on the Haudenosaunee. The series will be led by Philip P. Arnold and Scott Manning Stevens. For queries, please contact acquisitions editor Peggy Solic: masolic@syr.edu

     

    About the series editors:

    Philip P. Arnold is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Religion at Syracuse University, and a core faculty member of Native American and Indigenous Studies. He is the Founding Director of the Skä·noñh—Great Law of Peace Center

    Scott Manning Stevens is Associate Professor and Director, Native American and Indigenous Studies; and Associate Professor, English Department, Syracuse University.

    For more detailed information,  visit: https://press.syr.edu/haudenosaunee/    


  • Monday, April 15, 2019 12:45 PM | Anonymous
    The Amon Carter Museum of American Art invites applications for the 2019/2020 Davidson Family Fellowship. The fellowship provides support for scholars holding a PhD (or equivalent) or PhD candidates to work on research projects in American art that advance scholarship by connecting with objects in the museum’s permanent collection. The stipend rate is $3,000 per month for a minimum one-month to a maximum four-month period of full-time research at the museum. 

     

    The application deadline is July 1, 2019, for a fellowship to begin on or after October 1, 2019, and end by September 30, 2020. Housing and travel expenses are to be managed and funded by the fellow.

     

    Full description, including application form and guidelines:

    http://www.cartermuseum.org/library/davidson-family-fellowship


    Send questions to samuel.duncan@cartermuseum.org.


  • Monday, April 15, 2019 10:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sam Haynes

    Clements Senior Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America
    Ph.D., University of Houston, 1988
    Professor of History and Director of the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies, University of Texas-Arlington 
    “Borderland: The Struggle for Texas”

    Natalie Mendoza
    David J. Weber Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America
    Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, 2016
    Assistant Professor of History, University of Colorado-Boulder 
    "The Good Neighbor at Home: Mexican American Identity and Civil Rights During World War II"

    Allison Powers Useche
    Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America
    Ph.D. Columbia, 2017
    Assistant Professor of History, Texas Tech University 
    “Settlement Colonialism: Law, Arbitration, and Compensation in U.S. Expansion, 1868-1941” 

    Eric Schlereth
    Summerlee/Summerfield Roberts Fellow for the Study of Texas
    Ph.D., Brandeis University, 2008
    Associate Professor of History, University of Texas-Dallas 
    “Quitting the Nation: American Expatriates in North America”   


  • Monday, April 01, 2019 2:00 PM | Anonymous

    Applications are welcome and will be considered for any topic within the holdings of the American Heritage Center (AHC). The Center’s online catalog and other resources describing our collections can be accessed here: http://www.uwyo.edu/ahc/collections/. The grant is for up to $750 to provide support for travel, food and lodging to carry out research using the AHC collections. The application itself can be found here:http://www.uwyo.edu/ahc/_files/grants/travel-grants-application-2019.pdf and additional information about this and other grant programs is available here: http://www.uwyo.edu/ahc/grants/. The deadline to apply is April 15. Please direct questions to Ginny Kilander at ahcref@uwyo.edu.

  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019 3:45 PM | Anonymous

    Position Announcement: Research Historian

    Historical Research Associates, Inc. (HRA), a company of historical, cultural resource management, and architectural history consultants, seeks a full-time, contract research historian in either its Missoula, Washington, D.C., or Seattle offices. A primary focus of this position will be assisting in the research and analysis of historical documents for HRA’s litigation-support work on issues related to environmental contamination, water rights, and/or Native American natural resources and treaty rights, including research in archival repositories nationwide. The successful candidate could also be involved in projects pertaining to the history of federal agencies, environmental history, land use, science and technology, and exhibit development.

    Employment will begin no later than July 1, 2019. The contract will extend for up to one year, with the potential for renewal or termination of the arrangement at HRA’s discretion. Benefits include paid vacation, personal, and sick leave, health insurance, optional vision and dental insurance, and life and disability insurance. Competitive salary based on experience.

    A master’s degree in history, public history, or a closely related field is required. Experience in the following areas is preferred: environmental contamination/Superfund, federal Indian policy, water rights, Native American land and water use history, and archival research. Applicants must demonstrate excellence and experience in historical research and writing and have the interpersonal skills to work well in a team environment. The job may also require travel (up to one week at a time, two to three times per quarter); research in records repositories around the country; and interaction with clients, attorneys, and government officials. Applicants must be able to pass a federal government security clearance, which is required for some of the facilities in which we do research. Applicants must also be able to lift boxes weighing up to 50 lbs.

    Please submit a cover letter providing concrete examples of the skills and experience listed above, a résumé, contact information for three references (phone, e-mail, and mailing address), and a writing sample that demonstrates your ability to construct and support a cogent argument based on primary-source documents. Human Resources at HR@hrassoc.com . Please indicate in your application materials that you are applying for the Litigation Specialist position. No phone calls, please.

    APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL MARCH 15, 2019.


  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019 2:14 PM | Anonymous

    Position Announcement: Research Historian

    Historical Research Associates, Inc. (HRA), a company of historical, cultural resource management, and architectural history consultants, seeks a full-time, contract research historian in either its Eugene, Portland, Seattle or Olympia offices. A primary focus of this position will be assisting in the development of interpretive projects, including, but not limited to, interpretive plans, exhibitions (permanent, temporary, traveling, and digital), and creative mitigation.

    Additionally, the successful candidate will conduct research in records around the country pertaining to such subjects as the history of federal agencies, environmental history, natural resource management, land use, science and technology, and tribal history. Employment will begin no later than July 1, 2019. The contract will extend for up to one year, with the potential for renewal or termination of the arrangement at HRA’s discretion. Benefits include paid vacation, personal, and sick leave, health insurance, optional vision and dental insurance, and life and disability insurance. Competitive salary based on experience. A master's degree in public history, history, museum studies, or closely related field is required.

    Experience in the following areas is preferred: interpretive planning, exhibition development, and archival research. Applicants must demonstrate excellence and experience in historical research and writing, particularly interpretive writing, and have the interpersonal skills to work well in a team environment. The job may also require travel (up to one week at a time, two to three times per quarter); research in records repositories around the country; and interaction with clients, attorneys, and government officials. Applicants must be able to pass a federal government security clearance, which is required for some of the facilities in which we do research. Applicants must also be able to lift boxes weighing up to 50 lbs.

    Please submit a cover letter providing concrete examples of the skills and experience listed above, a résumé, contact information for three references (phone, e-mail, and mailing address), and two to three writing samples that demonstrate your ability to write engaging and effective interpretive content to Human Resources at HR@hrassoc.com . Please indicate in your application materials that you are applying for the Interpretive Specialist position. No phone calls, please.

    APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL MARCH 15, 2019.


  • Monday, December 17, 2018 11:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Helmerich Center for American Research (HCAR) opened on September 8, 2014, with the goal of permanently housing, preserving, and advancing scholarly research of the extensive and largely unexplored historical, cultural, and anthropological archival materials at the Gilcrease Museum. This collection contains more than 100,000 rare books, documents, maps and unpublished works, dating back to the time of Columbus, that detail the Spanish arrival in the Americas, as well as the New England colonies, Westward expansion and the experiences of America’s native peoples. They are offering short-term research fellowships and travel grants for scholars interested in doing research on our collections.

    https://gilcrease.org/helmerich-center/research-fellowships/

  • Monday, November 26, 2018 11:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The University of Oklahoma Libraries Western History Collections (WHC) invites applications from established and emerging scholars for two newly-endowed research fellowships. The fellowships support research residencies in the Western History Collections and are designed to connect researchers to the rich archival, print and visual resources. 

    DEADLINE:  January 15, 2019 APPLY ONLINE: https://libraries.ou.edu/whcfellows

    The Masterson Fellowship, endowed by Conrad and Ellen Masterson of Cee Vee, Texas, provides opportunities for visiting scholars to conduct research in the Western History Collections for one to three months. The fellowship is open to advanced graduate students, faculty, or independent scholars engaged in an original research project of significant scholarly merit that will benefit directly from the utilization of materials in the Western History Collections. Several awards of one to three months will be made, and priority consideration for at least one fellowship line will be given to research on range management history, the impact of cattle ranching in the American West, or related topics. The stipend for the Masterson Fellowship is $2,500 per month.  Deadline for applications: January 15, 2019 for consideration for summer 2019 fellowships.
  • Thursday, November 01, 2018 10:30 AM | Anonymous

    Distinguished scholars in History or Political Science are invited to apply for the Wayne N. Aspinall Chair at Colorado Mesa University.  For a $10,000 stipend, the visiting professor will spend three weeks on the Colorado Mesa University campus from late March-to mid- April 2020, teach a one credit course, give a major public lecture, and make any other invited appearances.  Applications must include a vitae, a brief outline of a course proposal and a topic for the major public lecture.  Submit application by January 21, 2019 to: Dr. Justin Gollob, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Colorado Mesa University, 1100 North Ave., Grand Junction, CO 81501.  Feel free to direct any inquiries to jgollob@coloradomesa.edu or 970 248-1279. 

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