Continuing our collections news, one of our more frequently used collections, The Committee to Frame a World Constitution Records, has been re-housed into new, more usable containers. This collection, which documents efforts to formulate a world constitution in the post-War era, includes correspondence, administrative and financial records, manuscripts submitted to Common Cause, and drafts of the World Constitution itself. Robert Hutchins, Mortimer Adler, Robert Redfield, Richard McKeon, and other University of Chicago faculty and administrators were involved in the effort. The re-housed records also incorporate additional materials not included in the original finding aid.
Join us for a special event in celebration of our recent exhibition “Imaging/Imagining the Human Body in Anatomical Representation”
Thursday, April 17th at 5pm
Lecture: “Seeing Into and Seeing Through: The Promise and Peril of Imaging”
Regenstein Library, The University of Chicago, 1100 E. 57th Street, room 122
Dr. Richard B. Gunderman, author of X-Ray Vision: The Evolution of Medical Imaging and its Human Significance, will explore the exhibition’s themes in a free public lecture. Dr. Gunderman is Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics, Medical Education, Philosophy, Liberal Arts, and Philanthropy, and Vice Chair of Radiology at Indiana University.
Free. Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis.
Gallery will be open immediately after for viewing.
Stephen A. Douglas
The Stephen A. Douglas Papers are currently being re-processed and thus are not available for research. Please contact Special Collections before planning a visit to use this collection, or with any questions you may have about the project. We anticipate the collection being ready for use again on June 1, 2014.
The University of Chicago Library invites applications for short-term research fellowships for the summer of 2014. Any visiting researcher residing more than 100 miles from Chicago, and whose project requires on-site consultation of University of Chicago Library collections, primarily archives, manuscripts or printed materials in the Special Collections Research Center, is eligible. Support for beginning scholars is a priority of the program. Applications in the fields of late nineteenth- or early twentieth-century physics or physical chemistry, or nineteenth-century classical opera, will receive special consideration.
Awards will be made based on an evaluation of the research proposal and the applicant’s ability to complete it successfully. Applicants should explain why the project cannot be conducted without on-site access to the original materials and to what extent University of Chicago Library collections are central to the research. Up to $3,000 of support will be awarded to help cover projected travel, living, and research expenses. Applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged.
The deadline for applications is February 22, 2014. Notice of awards will be made by March 15, 2014, for use between June 1, 2014 and October 1, 2014.
For more information please see our website about the Platzman Fellowship program.
Our website also contains a list of last year’s recipients and their projects.