Applicant must submit the following documents:
- A cover sheet indicating your Name, Address, E-Mail, Phone and FAX, Organization / University, Research Title, Research Abstract.
- A 3-5 page proposal of the research planned. Specify both published and manuscript materials to be used from the Cornell University Library holdings.
- A vita
- A writing sample or previous publication
- Three letters of recommendation sent separately by those referring you.
At the conclusion of the residency the fellowship recipient will provide a final report to the dean, including a bibliography of research pursued, and preservation recommendations for pertinent library and archival holdings. In addition, the recipient will be invited to give a public presentation on their research at a later date. Research projects should be intended for publication. Preference will be given to scholars in more advanced stages of a research project, but younger scholars are encouraged to apply. Applicants need not be residents of New York State, but must be eligible to work in the United States.
Mann Library has a proud heritage among the land-grant libraries of the United States with a collection of over 700,000 volumes, including more than 6,500 journal subscriptions. The combined strengths of Mann's printed books and journals and its state-of-the-art electronic library make it one of the nation's premier information resources for researchers, educators and students in human ecology and nutrition.
Mann's holdings are especially strong in the areas of nutrition, family studies and early childhood education. Other areas important to home economics study throughout the century are also well represented. The library is the host for HEARTH (Home Economics Archive: Research, Tradition and History), a national initiative to preserve the core historical literature of home economics.
Archival records, rare books and photographic images about the evolution of studies associated with home economics and human ecology at Cornell, especially human nutrition, family relationships and consumer economics, are available in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections of the Cornell University Library.
This major repository, located in the Carl A. Kroch Library, contains over 7,000 collections including the records of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS), formerly the American Home Economics Association (AHEA) and the records of Cornell's New York State College of Human Ecology and the earlier records of the College of Home Economics (1900-1968)
- administrative records and correspondence tracing the creation and history of the college, including faculty papers and oral histories;
- records of research and consultation done throughout the world, such as research on emergency and disaster feeding during the World Wars and international exchange programs for scholars;
- student scrapbooks and records of the Practice Apartment and other undergraduate activities; and
- letters written by farmers' wives describing their lives and work, in response to the Cornell Reading Courses, together with other information on extension and outreach.
Additionally, thousands of photographs of students and faculty, buildings and scenes portray the college from its founding through the present. Fourteen hundred selected photographs are available online: NYS College of Human Ecology - Historical Photographs .
For information about the strengths and holdings of the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, contact:
Eileen Keating, College of Human Ecology Archivist, 607-255-3530, firstname.lastname@example.org
Evan Earle, University Archivist, 607-255-3530, email@example.com
Elaine Engst, University Archivist Emerita, 607255-3530, firstname.lastname@example.org