Tee A. Corinne Memorial Travel Fellowship

This fellowship is sponsored by UO Libraries' Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Oregon. The award is for use in 2021-2022.

Purpose: The Tee A. Corinne Memorial Travel Fellowship encourages research within the Oregon lesbian intentional communities collections, the Tee A. Corinne Papers, the Eugene Lesbian Oral History Project Collection, and other collections relating to lesbian sexuality. The UO Libraries Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) houses the papers of Tee A. Corinne, Ruth Mountaingrove, Carol Newhouse, Jean Mountaingrove, Lee Lynch, Beverly Brown, Gail Lorene Pyburn, Sally Miller Gearhart, Joanna Russ, Alice Sheldon (James Tiptree, Jr.), in addition to an extensive collection of records reflecting the lesbian separatist intentional communities in southern Oregon. These include the WomanShare Collective Records, the Rootworks Records, the Oregon Women’s Land (OWL) Farm Records, and the SO CLAP! (Southern Oregon Country Lesbian Archival Project) Collection.

Fellowship description: This award supports travel for the purpose of research on these papers and records housed in SCUA. These short-term research fellowships are open to undergraduates, master’s and doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, college and university faculty at every rank, and independent scholars working in lesbian sexuality. In 2021, $3,000 will be awarded to conduct research within these collections. The fellowship selection committee will include representatives from the UO Libraries Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) and selected academic faculty.

Fellows will:

  • Complete their research at the University of Oregon within a year of award notification;
  • Submit a 1,000-word (maximum) essay on their research topic for possible inclusion in publications;
  • Meet with representatives from SCUA during their visit to Eugene;
  • Provide an informal Q & A talk on their research at a brown-bag forum in the UO Libraries during the research visit;
  • Submit a separate paragraph to SCUA documenting the specific collections consulted during the fellowship;
  • Submit a copy of their final project or publication to SCUA;
  • Acknowledge the Tee A. Corinne Memorial Travel Fellowship and its sponsor, UO Special Collections and University Archives, in all publications resulting from the research fellowship.

Applicants must submit by 5 p.m. Monday, August 30, 2021:

  • A 1,000-word (maximum) proposal that describes the project for which these collections will be consulted, as well as the role that the applicant expects these collections will play in the project;
  • An anticipated budget for the research visit;
  • A two-page curriculum vitae or resume;
  • Full contact information;
  • Applicant’s name must be written on each page of the application;
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Applications (as PDF attachments) and questions should be emailed to Linda Long at spcfellowships@uoregon.edu