Cary Collection Short-Term Summer Research Fellowship
Each summer the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology hosts a scholar for a one-month summer research fellowship. The fellowship is open to scholars engaged with subject areas covered by the library’s holdings. Selected research collections include:
- Graphic Design Archive consisting of 45 archives related to Modernist designers active from the 1920s to the 1950s, as well as selected contemporary designers working in the modernist traditions. See .
- Type specimens and printers' manuals.
- Historical printing presses, type (metal and wood), and matrices.
- Private press printing: Doves Press, Golden Cockerel Press, Kelmscott Press, Klingspor, Limited Editions Club, Merrymount Press, Officina Bodoni, Roycroft Press, Spiral Press, and Vincent Fitzgerald & Co.
- Substantial archives on type designers such as Frederic Goudy and Hermann Zapf.
- The archive of calligrapher Paul Standard, including decades of correspondence with major 20th-century graphic artists.
- Bernard C. Middleton Collection of Books on the History and Practice of Bookbinding.
The Cary Collection short-term fellowship is for one month of study in residence at the library during the summer. A stipend of $2,800 covers travel and living expenses.
Each year, fellowship applications are due on January 15, with the fellowship awarded by February 15. To apply, please mail or email a research proposal detailing your project, a CV, and one letter of recommendation to:
Dr. Steven K. Galbraith, Curator
RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623