Each summer, the Cary Graphic Arts Collection hosts a scholar for a one-month summer research fellowship.
The fellowship is open to scholars engaged with subject areas covered by the library’s holdings. A stipend of $2,800 covers travel and living expenses. Selected research collections include:
Graphic Design Archive consisting of 45 archives related to Modernist designers active from the 1920s to the 1950s, as well as selected contemporary designers working in the modernist traditions.
Type specimens and printers’ manuals.
Historical printing presses, type (metal and wood), and matrices.
Private press printing: Doves Press, Golden Cockerel Press, Kelmscott Press, Klingspor, Limited Editions Club, Merrymount Press, Officina Bodoni, Roycroft Press, Spiral Press, and Vincent Fitzgerald & Co.
Substantial archives on type designers such as Frederic Goudy and Hermann Zapf.
The archive of calligrapher Paul Standard, including decades of correspondence with major 20th-century graphic artists.
Bernard C. Middleton Collection of Books on the History and Practice of Bookbinding.
Fellowship applications are due on January 15th of each year, with the fellowship awarded by February 15th. To apply, please mail or email a research proposal detailing your project, a CV, and one letter of recommendation to:
Dr. Steven K. Galbraith, Curator
RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623