Historical children's book collections fellowship

Apply for an opportunity to conduct research on our historical collection of children’s books, located at St Patrick’s Campus in Melbourne.

ACU is home to more than 6,500 children’s books dating from the 1800s to the late 20th Century.

The Nolan Historical Children’s Literature Collection contains 5,000 books collected by former ACU teaching students John and Grace Nolan and includes literature, picture books and religious books. The remaining books form the Culican Children’s Book Collection collected by former children’s literature lecturer, Mrs Elisabeth (Dinny) Culican.

ACU Library is once again supporting the ACU Historical Children’s Book Collections Fellowship for 2024. The fellowship is open to applicants with a degree in a humanities or social sciences discipline from a recognised university.

Postgraduate or academic scholars from any humanities discipline are invited to use the collections for high quality research that calls attention to their breadth and scholarly potential. Up to three awards of $2,000 are available in 2024 to facilitate a research visit to the Library at the St Patrick’s Campus in Melbourne to use the collection onsite for up to 10 days.

Visit the Historical children's book collection fellowship webpage for more information and details of the application process.

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