The Library of Congress, Washington D.C., announced on the 3rd February 2022 that they are creating a new National Stereoscopic Photography Research Collection, fellowship and public program in collaboration with the National Stereoscopic Association to support one of the nation’s largest collections of this photography format.
The Library’s Prints and Photographs Division holds one of the foremost collections of stereographs, dating from early daguerreotypes in the 1850s to published sets from the 1930s. More than 40,000 have been digitized and are available online at https://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/stereo/.
The Library of Congress National Stereoscopic Association Fellowship committee will award up to two fellowships annually (with award amounts from $3,000 to $6,000) to be used to cover travel to and from Washington, D.C., accommodations, and other research expenses to assist fellows in their scholarly research and writing projects on stereoscopic photography, or more broadly within the field of photographic history to the extent that research is connected in some manner to the Library’s holdings on the format.
Graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, independent scholars, creators and other researchers with a need for research support are encouraged to apply.
Additional information about applying for the fellowship is available at this link: https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/national_stereoscopic.html
Full information from the Library of Congress’ press release can be found here: https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-22-011/library-to-create-new-stereoscopic-photography-fellowship-and-collection-with-national-stereoscopic-association/2022-02-03/
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