2020 Cary Collection Short-Term Summer Research Fellowship

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 http://design.rit.edu.
  • 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.


For further information on our holdings, please visit our website http://cary.rit.edu and search our library catalog: http://albert.rit.edu/.


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