Special Collections

James W. Scott Research Fellowship Awards - 2018 Applications

About the Awards

The James W. Scott Regional Research Fellowships promote awareness and innovative use of archival collections at Western Washington University, and seek to forward scholarly understandings of the Pacific Northwest. Fellowship funds are awarded in honor of the late Dr. James W. Scott, a founder and first Director of the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, and a noted scholar of the Pacific Northwest region. Up to $1000 funding is offered in 2018 to support significant research using archival holdings at WWU’s Center for Pacific Northwest Studies (CPNWS), a unit of Western Libraries Heritage Resources.

Fellowship Requirements

Applications are accepted from individuals in doctoral programs as well as individuals who have finished the Ph.D.

Successful applicants will be expected to spend approximately one week examining CPNWS holdings in support of their research, and to be in residence prior to October 31, 2018. Additional information and detailed guides to collections may be accessed on the CPNWS website.

Fellows will be asked to give a presentation about some aspect of their research during the course of their scheduled visit. The audience will vary depending on the time of the year, but may include members of the general public as well as students, faculty and staff from WWU.

Applications

Applications for the award will be reviewed after April 1, 2018. The number and size of awards granted annually is determined by the application review committee.
Applications may be submitted via mail or electronically and should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research plan outlining on-site use of CPNWS holdings and proposed presentation topic
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Please send applications via email to Ruth.Steele@wwu.edu or by mail to Ruth Steele, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Western Libraries Heritage Resources, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA 98225-9123. Please enter “Scott Research Fellowship Application” in the subject line of email applications.

Funds will be awarded after a Fellow(s) has conducted research at CPNWS and delivered their presentation.

Fellowship awards may be subject to taxation in accordance with the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Applicants are advised that they may need a U.S. Taxpayer Identification Number (i.e. SSN or ITIN) to receive funds.
 

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Heritage Resources Fall Newsletter

The Fall 2017 edition of Heritage Highlights is now available! This issue explores continuity and change as we congratulate our outgoing Special Collections Librarian on his retirement, and look forward to welcoming a new hire in the coming year. The theme is also reflected in our current and ongoing exhibit, "Germany: Integrating Immigrants," which is featured in this issue. We are also pleased to share our faculty and staff "Raves & Faves," featuring selections and testimonials from the Heritage Resources team.

Western Libraries Heritage Resources consists of the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Special Collections, and University Archives & Records Management.

Image: Bellingham Bay Improvement Company Records, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Western Libraries Heritage Resources.

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Nuremberg chronicle = Liber chronicarum

Author: 
Harman Schedel, 1440-1514
Publication Information: 
New York: Brussel & Brussel, 1966
Location: 
Rare Book Collection
Call Number: 
D17.S3
October, 2017

A single leaf from an original (1493) copy of the Nuremberg Chronicle priced at over $400, would likely put owning an authentic copy out of our reach. Fortunately Special Collections has a facsimile from 1966 which is both affordable and accessible, making it a great resource for anyone wanting to study the evolution of the book and particularly the transforming power that comes with the integration of illustration and text.

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The Historie of the World: in Five Books

Author: 
Sir Walter Raleigh, 1552?-1618
Publication Information: 
London: Printed for G. Lathum and R. Young, 1634
Location: 
Special Collections Rare Book Collection
Call Number: 
D57.R183 1634
September, 2017

Though not our oldest book, Sir Walter Raleigh’s Historie of the World, in five books is a favorite item to share with visitors.

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Stick chart of the Marshall Islands

Publication Information: 
Place of publication not identified: publisher not identified, 1977?
Location: 
Special Collections Rare Book Collection
Call Number: 
GA390.S753 1977
August, 2017

Summer is often a time of travel, and however we choose to go, a map is often close at hand to guide us on our journey. Stick charts are an unusual form of map, or nautical chart that were created and used by the Marshallese people to navigage their corner of the Pacific Ocean (Marshall Islands) where they travelled by canoe. 

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Fly-fishing pioneers and legends of the northwest

Author: 
Jack W. Berryman
Publication Information: 
Seattle, Wash.: Northwest Fly Fishing
Location: 
Special Collections Fly Fishing Collection
Call Number: 
SH456.P47 2006
July, 2017

The Northwest, as defined by Jack Berryman for purposes of the book, Fly-fishing pioneers and legends of the Northwest, embraces British Columbia, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington state. It is a broad geographic area with its own unique fly-fishing history and mystique.

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The form and order of the service that is to be performed and the ceremonies that are to be observed in the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the abbey church of St. Peter Westminster on Tuesday the second day of June 1953

Author: 
Church of England
Publication Information: 
Worcester, Massachusetts: Achille J. St. Onge, 1953
Location: 
Special Collections Rare Book Collection
Call Number: 
BX5147.C6 A3 1953c
June, 2017

The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place on June 2, 1953 at Westminster Abbey. She ascended the throne on February 6, 1952, following the death of her father, King George VI. The delay was necessitated by both the protocols around mourning (three months) and the meticulous planning required. 

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Chrysomela: a selection from the lyrical poems of Robert Herrick

Author: 
Robert Herrick; arranged with notes by Francis Turner Palgrave
Publication Information: 
London and New York: Macmillan and Company, 1892
Location: 
Special Collections Fly Fishing Collection
Call Number: 
PR3511.P17 1892
May, 2017

Robert Herrick (1591-1674) was a seventeenth-century poet, vicar, and Cambridge man, who never married. His writing centered on pastoral themes reflecting English country life and customs. His own career as vicar was briefly interrupted by the English Civil War, but he regained his position after the restoration of Charles II.

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The Compleat Angler, or, The contemplative man’s recreation

Author: 
Walton, Izaak, 1593-1683; illustrated by Arthur Rackham, 1867-1939.
Publication Information: 
New York: Weathervane Books, 1975
Location: 
Special Collections Fly Fishing Collection
Call Number: 
SH433.A 1975
April, 2017

The Compleat Angler, is a classic angling book first published in 1653. With countless subsequent editions, it rivals the St. James version of the Bible as the most frequently reprinted book in the English language. The author -- Izaak Walton -- continually expanded the text throughout the course of his life, with the final (5th) version completed in 1676.

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Totem Flyfishers Dean River: Forty Seasons on the River, 1976 to 2015

Author: 
Arthur James Lingren
Publication Information: 
[Campbell River, British Columbia: Gwen Kushner, 2016]
Location: 
Fly Fishing Collection
Call Number: 
SH572.B8 L564 2016
January, 2017

Renowned for its summer run steelhead, the Dean River is a dream destination for many. For the Totem Flyfishers of British Columbia, it's been an annual tradition since 1976. This book is an illustrated history of their expeditions, featuring the individuals, the camps, the catches, and even the farewells - as two club members' ashes were scattered on the waters during summer excursions.

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