Special Collections Department Offers Fellowship
Labor and Working Class Studies Award named for Lioneld JordanThursday, January 24, 2013
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas Libraries’ department of special collections is now accepting applications for the Lioneld Jordan Fellowship in Labor and Working Class Studies. The award will reimburses expenses of up to $500 incurred while researching Arkansas labor history, culture, education, lore, folk life, trade union traditions, and worker culture collections. Research must be conducted during the period of March 1, 2013, to Feb. 28, 2014.
The fellowship is intended to encourage innovative study in the historical problems, identities, philosophies, and especially, the expressive cultures of working people in Arkansas. Another goal is to support publishable research about the lives of working people that might fall outside the parameters of traditional academic research and funding.
The stipend can be used for any purpose related to the research project, including reproduction of materials, oral history interviewing, travel and lodging. Documentation will be required for reimbursements.
Applicants may be from any relevant academic discipline.
Applications must be postmarked no later than Feb. 15. Fellowship awards will be announced no later than March 1. Funds will be awarded on a reimbursement basis. Successful applicants will be required to submit a final report within one month of completing the fellowship.
The Lioneld Jordan Fellowship in Labor and Working Class Studies was established to honor the leadership and vision of Lioneld Jordan, the current mayor of Fayetteville, Ark. Jordan was an undergraduate student at the University of Arkansas, a carpenter with the university department of facilities management for 26 years, president of Local 965 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, president of the Northwest Arkansas Labor Council, and an advocate for the interests of working families.
For more information, or instructions on how to apply, please contact the Jordan Fellowship Committee at 479-575-5577 or email@example.com.
Timothy G. Nutt, head of special collections
University of Arkansas Libraries
Jennifer Rae Hartman, public relations coordinator
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