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Archives of American Art
American Art Studies

Archives of American Art

The Archives of American Art offers graduate student, predoctoral, and postdoctoral fellowships primarily in the history of American art. Fellows have access to the Archives’ collections — consisting of more than 20 million documents — the world’s largest repository of primary sources on the history of visual arts and culture in America. Included in the collections are such diverse items as letters and diaries of artists; manuscripts of critics and the unpublished notes of art historians; records of art museums, galleries, and schools; personal photographs; sketchbooks and oral history interviews. Preference is given to research projects that are particularly appropriate to the Archives’ resources, collections, and staff. The application deadline is January 15 for awards beginning the following June 1.

To apply:
Contact the Office of Fellowships and Internships at 202-633-7070 or send an email to

Archives of American Art
Smithsonian Institution
PO Box 37012
Victor Building, Suite 2200, MRC 937
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Tel: (202) 633-7957
Fax: (202) 633-7993