New Welty Research Fellowship Endowed

The Eudora Welty Foundation and the Department of Archives and History are pleased to announce the creation of the Eudora Welty Research Fellowship. The $1,000 fellowship will be awarded to a graduate student for research in the department’s Eudora Welty Collection.

Applications will be taken beginning in fall 2010, and the recipient will be announced in early 2011 for research in Jackson during summer 2011.

The $1,000 stipend may be used to cover travel, housing, and other expenses during the Welty Fellow’s stay in Jackson.

Detailed information, including deadlines for application, will be available in late summer.

The relationship between the department and Eudora Welty dates back to 1957, when the author made her first donation of papers to the archives. The Eudora Welty Collection includes manuscripts of published and unpublished works, letters from and to Welty, photographs taken by Welty, drawings, essays, and film and video footage totaling 120 cubic feet and spanning Welty’s entire life. It is the world’s premier collection of materials related to Welty, and one of the most varied literary collections in the United States.

The Archives and Records Services Division oversees the Welty Collection, which may be accessed at the William F. Winter Building, 200 North Street, Jackson.

For more information on the collection or the Research Fellowship, contact Forrest Galey at 601-576-6850, or by email.

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