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Beacon Street Diary blog

Resources for student researchers

We have long been a resource for ministers and seminary students, and now the Congregational Library and Archives is also participating in the ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Program. Anyone with borrowing privileges at any other participating institution can now come check out books from our circulating collections. To find out if you qualify, take a look at the list of libraries on the ATLA site.

If you'd like to use our collections for more intensive research, there are still a few weeks left to apply for the American Congregational Association / Boston Athenaeum joint fellowship. The award includes a stipend of $1,500; applications are due by April 15. Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae and letter of intent describing the proposed project and citing specific materials from the collections of the Boston Athenaeum. Graduate students must also include a letter of recommendation from their faculty advisor.

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