Laurier Archives Travel Award

Applications are currently being accepted for the Joan Mitchell Travel Grant at the Laurier Archives, Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.  The travel grant will support a graduate student or established scholar who wishes to travel to the Laurier Archives to conduct research. 

Laurier Archives collects in three main areas: The history of the Lutheran Church in Canada; the environmental conservation movement in Canada; and Canadian music. The collection includes the records of the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. It includes records of German, Finnish, Estonian and English congregations from across Eastern Canada going back to the early 19th century. In addition, the collection contains the correspondence of C.H. Little documenting his life as a Lutheran, teacher, minister and father during the first half of the 20th century in Waterloo, ON.

In our environment conservation collection, records of the Canadian Arctic Resources Committee document many of the major environmental issues facing Canada’s north. It contains series documeting pipelines, (including the McKenzie Valley Pipeline; the Alaska Highway Pipeline; the Foothills Pipeline); hydro-electric projects in the Hudson Bay area; interviews with Indigenous leaders about the effects of large scale dams; marine conservation, national parks; Northern communities and Indigenous peoples. The Ken Hewitt fonds document hydrological research in the Himalayas. Also check out the records of the Canadian Water Resources Association; the Canadian Environmental Law Association; the Canadian Biosphere Reserve Association; and geographer George Francis.

Finally, the Laurier Archives has acquired a number of new collections documeting Canadian music, including the papers of contralto Maureen Forrester, composer Alfred Kunz, and the new music society NUMUS.

The application deadline is: Dec. 1, 2017.

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