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Travel funding available for rare primary sources

Travel to Chicago over spring break!

ASU Library, in collaboration with the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies, is pleased to announce available funding to travel to the Newberry Library in Chicago with Seonaid Valiant, Ph.D., the Curator for Latin American Studies in Distinctive Collections at ASU Library.

Four ASU undergraduate students and/or graduate students will spend three days at the Newberry Library in Chicago from March 5 to March 7, 2019.

The curators and librarians at the Newberry Library will provide orientations on the history of the book, the history of Renaissance and Medieval collections, and Indigenous and colonial collections related to the history of the Americas and the Pacific Islands. Additionally, students will have time to research in the archives for materials related to their own projects.

To apply:

  • Explain why working with primary sources will assist you with your current or future projects (200 words).
  • Review the Newberry Library catalog ( and describe one particular document at the Newbery Library that you would like to examine (200 words).
  • Submit one letter of recommendation from a faculty member.
  • Applications and letters of recommendation should be sent to Seonaid Valiant at


Application deadline:
Friday, November 30, 2018

Attend an information session:
Friday, October 26, 2018
2:00 p.m.
Noble Library Instruction Room (105)

Questions? Email Seonaid Valiant at