I’d like to emphasize just how crucial this fellowship was to my book-in-progress. Research budgets ... are sharply shrinking, and I returned home with the archival bedrock of what I hope will be an important study of a remarkable woman. I’m hugely grateful to the George L. Mosse Program in History and the Friends of the University of Wisconsin Library.
An Abstract or Summary (not to exceed one page) of your proposed research project. Include the libraries and collections you plan to use and why it is important for you to do your research at UW-Madison.
The two references (listed on the application) must send their letters of support directly to the Friends office.
All supporting documents must be received by December 31 in order for the application to be considered.
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My stay in Madison has indeed been extraordinary and rewarding for more than one reason, both from a scholarly perspective and from a personal point of view. Apart from the excellent facilities and collections which, as mentioned above, I was able to peruse, I cannot describe how warm and generous was the welcoming of all the Friends of the UW-Madison Library.
Moreover, the community of scholars of Madison has been incredibly generous with me, both with their time and advice, especially John Tortorice and Stanley Payne. The privilege I had of talking with them, the suggestions they were able to share with me about the collections and about my researches more in general, and their great kindness in sharing with me also their knowledge of Wisconsin and of the UW itself have been invaluable. For all these reasons, I firmly believe my stay in Madison has been crucial for my research.