Pedagogy/Resource: Archival Research, Grants & Resources
QZAP: one of my favorite archives to research in.

Pedagogy/Resource: Archival Research, Grants & Resources

Note: I initially developed this resource guide for my Spring 2018 graduate seminar, “Graphic Archives,” which I taught in the English Department at the University of Florida. This course focused on “active theoretical conversations around radical archives and materials that have emerged over the past few years,” so the resources below skew heavily in that direction, prioritizing spaces of queer visual culture informed by my own archival research.

In using this guide, remember that the deadlines listed were gathered for the 2018 calendar year and can’t be counted on to remain valid in future years. The same goes for the links, as some archives create a new post when they announce the grant again in a following year. I will continue to tweak and add to this guide, so if you have information to share or see something that looks outdated, please be in touch.

Locating and researching in archives:

A place to start to look for archival materials is with the ArchiveGrid database, which contains “a million collection descriptions from thousands of libraries, museums, and archives.” This powerful database will let you search across finding guides that archives have made available to the ArchiveGrid database. As you’ll see as you search, there are ways to limit your search within a specific geography or even within a specific repository.

With ArchiveGrid, as with all of the archives below, not everything contained within an archive is fully cataloged, especially online. You will need to email an archivist to find out more information in order to plan your research visit(s). Consult the following resources for more information on locating and researching in archives:

Grant writing:

  1. Karen Kelsky, “Dr. Karen’s Foolproof Grant Template,” http://theprofessorisin.com/2011/07/05/dr-karens-foolproof-grant-template/
  2. UF Grant Writing Services, including proposal review, http://www.humanities.ufl.edu/grant-writing.html
  3. Grants @ UF Digital Collection, http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ufirgrants

Non-exhaustive list of archives with research grants/fellowships:

Internal Grant opportunities for UF graduate students: http://www.humanities.ufl.edu/funding-graduate-students.html

  1. January 5: https://library.uoregon.edu/special-collections/le-guin-fellowship
  2. January 31: https://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/bingham/grants
  3. First Monday in February: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/libraries/bancroft-library/fellowships-and-awards
  4. February 1: http://www.masshist.org/fellowships/nerfc/
  5. February 5: https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/schlesinger-library/grants
  6. February 15: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections/services/grants
  7. February 15: http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/swann/swann-fellow.html
  8. February 15: https://www.nypl.org/help/about-nypl/fellowships-institutes/short-term-research-fellowships
  9. February 15: https://library.unc.edu/wilson/research/grants-and-fellowships/
  10. March 1: https://www.library.wisc.edu/friends/friends-grants/grants-in-aid/
  11. March 1: https://one.usc.edu/news/lgbtq-research-fellowship-one-archives
  12. March 1: https://library.barnard.edu/news/Announcing-Library-Research-Awards
  13. March 1: https://library.osu.edu/blogs/cartoons/2018/02/01/3776/
  14. March 15/September 15: https://libraries.usc.edu/locations/special-collections/wallis-annenberg-research-grants
  15. March 19: https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/scrc/about/platzmanfellowships/
  16. March 31: https://rare.library.cornell.edu/collections/HSC/zwickler
  17. April 12: https://www.hoover.org/library-archives/about/fellowships
  18. April 20: https://lgbts.yale.edu/research
  19. May 1: http://www.wiscprintdigital.org/fellowship/
  20. May 19: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/cmas/benson_program/announcement.php
  21. July 1/November 1 for Scholar in Residence: http://clags.org/fellowships-awards/
  22. September 15: https://www.lib.umich.edu/special-collections-library/william-p-heidrich-research-fellowships
  23. Various/September 28 (for Elmer L. Andersen): https://wwwstage.lib.umn.edu/special/fund-your-research
  24. November 1: http://www.library.ucla.edu/special-collections/short-term-research-fellowships
  25. November 1: http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/programs-events/fellowship-program/visiting-graduate-student-fellowships
  26. November 15: http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/research/fellowships/
  27. November 15: http://www.huntington.org/fellowships/
  28. November 15/December 15: https://www.newberry.org/fellowships
  29. December 1: https://www.nypl.org/help/about-nypl/fellowships-institutes/schomburg-center-scholars-in-residency

Other relevant archives where grant info is unknown:

Grassroots/ish archives:

Relevant digital collections:

Article: Making Space: Jennifer Camper, LGBTQ Anthologies, and Queer Comics Communities
Camper’s “Did you know…?” in Gay Community News, June 28, 1980, p. 7. Courtesy of The LGBT Community Center National History Archive, New York.

Article: Making Space: Jennifer Camper, LGBTQ Anthologies, and Queer Comics Communities

My essay, “Making Space: Jennifer Camper, LGBTQ Anthologies, and Queer Comics Communities,” has been published in the “Lesbians and Comics” special issue of Journal of Lesbian Studies 22.4 (2018).

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Article: Archiving Wimmen: Collectives, Networks, & Comix

Article: Archiving Wimmen: Collectives, Networks, & Comix

My essay, “Archiving Wimmen: Collectives, Networks, & Comix,” has been published in Australian Feminist Studies 32.91-92 (2017). This special double issue focuses on “Archives and New Modes of Feminist Research.” This article received the Florence Howe Award for feminist scholarship in the field of English by the Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages (http://www.wcml.org/). The article is permanently available open-access.

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Video: Queer Studies & LGBTQ Representation in Comics (Strand Book Store)
LGBTQ comics event at Strand Books where I presented with Ramzi Fawaz, Phil Jimenez, & Jen Camper

Video: Queer Studies & LGBTQ Representation in Comics (Strand Book Store)

On March 22, 2017, I spoke alongside comics scholar Ramzi Fawaz and cartoonists Phil Jimenez and Jennifer Camper about queer studies and LGBTQ representation in comics. Each of us presented briefly about our research and work and fielded a number of questions from the lively audience. This video is available via the Strand Book Store’s YouTube channel.
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Video: Wimmen’s Comix (MoCCA Arts Fest 2016)
MoCCA Fest 2016

Video: Wimmen’s Comix (MoCCA Arts Fest 2016)

On April 3, 2016, at the annual MoCCA Arts Fest, I had the distinct pleasure of moderating a panel of artists who participated in Wimmen’s Comix (1972-1992), including Jennifer Camper, Phoebe Gloeckner, Diane Noomin, and Leslie Sternbergh. Each artist talked about their own work with the series, sharing strips and stories from across the two decades of the series’ existence. Read More

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