Fellowship: American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Dr. Hale, our Exec VP, stopped by to see me this morning and bring me this good news.  After a hiatus of two years, the History Fellowship has been re-funded.  Please see below for more information on the fellowship.  You can access additional information and an application form on the History Library web page.  Please let anyone you think might be interested in applying know that it has been re-funded.


The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists sponsors one $5,000.00 fellowship in the History of American Obstetrics and Gynecology each year. Junior Fellows and Fellows are encouraged to apply. Award monies will be used to cover travel and living expenses. The recipient of the fellowship spends one month during the award year in the Washington DC area working full-time to complete their specific historical research project. Although the fellowship will be based in the College History Library, the Fellow is encouraged to use other national, historical, and medical collections in the Washington DC area to supplement research done in the History Library and Resource Center. The results of this research must be disseminated through either publication or presentation at a professional meeting.

Applications and further information about the fellowship can be obtained by contacting:

Debra Scarborough, MLS AHIP

History Library/Archives

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

409 Twelfth Street SW

Washington DC 20024-2588

(202) 863-2578; (202) 863-5401 (fax); history@acog.org


Selection will be made and the recipient notified as soon as possible after the deadline so that the fellowship may begin as early as late Spring.

Debra Scarborough, MLS AHIP
History Librarian & Archivist
American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
409 12th St. SW,  Washington, DC 20024-2188
202-863-2578 / 202-863-5401 (fax) /
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Travel grant: Yale University

Ferenc Gyorgyey Research Travel Grant, 2010

Historical Library

Cushing/Whitney Medical Library

Yale University

The Historical Library of the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library at Yale University is pleased to announce its third annual research travel grant for use of the Historical Library. The award honors Ferenc A. Gyorgyey, Historical Librarian emeritus.

The Historical Library holds one of the country’s largest collections of rare medical books, journals, prints, photographs, and pamphlets. It was founded in 1941 by the donations of the extensive collections of Harvey Cushing, John F. Fulton, and Arnold C. Klebs.  Special strengths are the works of Hippocrates, Galen, Vesalius, Boyle, Harvey, Culpeper, Haller, Priestley, and S. Weir Mitchell, and works on anesthesia, and on inoculation and vaccination for smallpox. The Library owns over fifty medieval and renaissance manuscripts, Arabic and Persian manuscripts, and over 300 medical incunabula.  The notable Clements C. Fry Collection of Prints and Drawings has over 2,500 fine prints, drawings, and posters from the 15th century to the present on medical subjects.  Although the Historical Library does not house the official archives of the Medical School, it does own a number of manuscript collections, most notably the Peter Parker Collection, papers of Harvey Cushing, and the John Fulton diaries and notebooks.  The Historical Library website is http://www.med.yale.edu/library/historical/

The travel grant is available to historians, medical practitioners, and other researchers who wish to use the collections of the Historical Library.  There is a single award of up to $1500 for one week of research during the academic fiscal year 2010-2011 (July1-June 30).  Funds may be used for transportation, housing, food, and photographic reproductions. The award is limited to residents of the United States and Canada.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and a description of the project including the relevance of the collections of the Historical Library to the project, and two references attesting to the particular project.   Preference will be given to applicants beyond commuting distance to the Historical Library.  This award is not intended for primary use of special collections in other libraries at Yale.  An application form can be found at http://www.med.yale.edu/library/historical/travelaward.html.  Applications are due by March 19, 2010.  They will be considered by a committee and the candidates will be informed by May 14, 2010.

Ferenc A. Gyorgyey, born in Hungary, emigrated to the United States at the time of the Hungarian Revolution.  He received his library degree at Southern Connecticut State University in 1961 and a master’s degree in history from Yale in 1967.  Hired by Madeline Stanton as a cataloger in the Historical Library in 1962, he was named Historical Librarian when Miss Stanton retired in 1968.  Known for his graciousness, devotion to patrons, a thorough knowledge of the collection, and a remarkable sense of humor, he held this position for 26 years until his retirement in 1994.

Requests for further information should be sent to:

Toby Anita Appel, John R. Bumstead Librarian for Medical History

Cushing/Whitney Medical Library

Yale University

P.O. Box 208014

New Haven, CT 06520-8014

Telephone: (203) 785-4354

Fax: (203) 785-5636

E-mail: toby.appel@yale.edu

Published in: on January 11, 2010 at 12:22 pm  Leave a Comment