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The Center for American Music in the University of Pittsburgh Library System is pleased to announce its first annual research and travel grant. Researchers are invited to request up to $2000 to support research in the Center’s collections, which include:

- Foster Hall Collection (for research on Stephen C. Foster)
- Bing Crosby Collection
- Dave Burrell Archive*
- Charles Henry Pace and Frankie M. Pace Gospel Music archive
- Ethelbert Nevin archive
- Joe Negri archive
- Robert Schmertz archive
- Adolph M. Foerster archive

Other notable materials include posters, programs, and photographs of blackface minstrelsy; nineteenth-century binders’ volumes; and an extensive collection of rare recordings.

More information about these materials, including finding aids, can be found at www.library.pitt.edu/cam-doing-research.

The application deadline for the inaugural award is Friday, November 19, 2021. Applications should include (1) a project proposal describing the intended use of the Center’s collections and the expected outcome (500–700 words), (2) a budget (not to exceed $2000), and (3) a CV (with references). The award winner will be notified by Thursday, December 23.

Applications and questions should be directed to:

Kathryn Miller Haines, Head
Center for American Music
University of Pittsburgh Library System
kmill -at- pitt.edu

*The Dave Burrell Archive is currently being processed. If you are interested in studying these materials, please contact Kathryn Miller Haines. 
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