The Gest Fellowship for the Study of Comparative Religion
Each year Haverford College Special Collections offers three one-month, $2,000 fellowships to researchers interested in exploring the various ways of expressing religious belief in the world using the unique resources of our Quaker Collection. We invite applications from researchers at various stages in their career and from any discipline. The most competitive applications creatively explore concerns to which Friends have turned their attention, including literature, mysticism, women's issues, family history, race relations, and American Indian affairs, as well as religious doctrine and controversies. Application requirements, deadlines and a complete list of past fellows and their topics are available at http://www.haverford.edu/library/special/gestfellowship/.
The Quaker Collection
The Quaker Collection was founded in 1833 and presently consists of some 35,000 printed volumes and 300,000 manuscripts. Our holdings span the history of Quakerism from 17th-century Britain to the resent day in many parts of the world. Information by and about the=20Society of Friends can be accessed here in many formats and categories. Highlights include the Jenks Collection of early books and pamphlets, meeting records, organization and family papers, journals and diaries, English and American Quaker serials, and a comprehensive collection of Quaker fiction. Because of Quaker involvement in the social justice movement and Pennsylvania's location in the history of the United States, these materials also lend themselves to many kinds of study beyond the Society of Friends.