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Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship on the Civil War, Its Origins, and Consequences


The Massachusetts Historical Society and the Boston Athenaeum will award one Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship on the Civil War, Its Origins, and Consequences annually. The recipient will conduct research for at least four weeks at each institution. The AthenaeumÔÇÖs Civil War collections are anchored by its holdings of Confederate states imprints, the largest in the nation, consisting of books, maps, broadsides, sheet music, government documental publications, and other materials organized according to the Parrish & Willingham bibliography. The SocietyÔÇÖs manuscript holdings on the Civil War are particularly strong. They include, for instance, diaries, photographs, correspondence from the battlefield and the home front, papers of political leaders, materials on black regiments raised in Massachusetts, and extensive holdings on the U.S. Sanitary Commission. The Athenaeum and the Society are especially interested in projects for which both repositoriesÔÇÖ resources are vital.

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  • CheckmarkMust attend a university or a four-year college
  • CheckmarkMust not be attending high school currently
  • CheckmarkBoth full-time and part-time students
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying in Massachusetts
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying Art History, American Studies, History, Humanities, Literature/English/Writing

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Contact Alexis Buckley
Research Coordinator
Tel: 617-646-0577 Address Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215