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Applications are Now Being Accepted for the Elaine B. Davis Research Award

March 29, 2010

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library is now accepting applications for the 2010 Elaine B. Davis Research Award.

Professors, undergraduates, graduate students, genealogists, and independent scholars interested in using the library’s unique materials for research are encouraged to apply. The Davis Award provides one grant of $400. The winning applicant must use the funds to offset travel, lodging, and photocopy costs incurred in the course of conducting research at the DRT Library.

The DRT Library collects, preserves, and provides access to a rich collection of materials that document the history of Texas with particular emphasis on the Republic of Texas (1836-1846), the Alamo, and the city of San Antonio prior to 1950. The collection contains books, archival materials, photographs, fine art and prints, periodicals, newspapers, maps, vertical files, and sheet music. More information about the library’s collections can be found by visiting its website (see http://www.drtl.org/AboutTheLibrary/OverviewCollection.asp) or by searching its online catalog.

Interested scholars should submit a letter of application, including a brief explanation of their research topic and a preliminary list of materials in the DRT Library to be used, before April 30, 2010.

For additional guidelines and instructions and a copy of the Davis Award application, please visit the library’s website at http://www.drtl.org/Research/ElaineDavisAward.asp.

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