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February 6, 2007

Library of Congress To Host Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation Fellowship

The Library of Congress, starting in 2007, will host a new fellowship that will help highlight the work of women architects represented in the Library’s collections. The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) in New York City will administer the fellowship.

The foundation is now accepting applications for the position, which will be called the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation Library of Congress Fellowship. The deadline is Thursday, March 15, 2007. Application requirements and procedures are available on the BWAF Web site: The fellowship is to begin no earlier than June 1, 2007 and conclude no later than Dec. 31, 2007.

The fellowship, in the amount of $5,000, will support part-time research at the Library of Congress, which houses one of the largest collections of architectural materials in the world. Specifically, the fellow will prepare a detailed prospectus for a guide to studying women architects in the Library’s collections. Future fellowships will result in a complete research guide on this subject.

The Library’s Center for Architecture, Design and Engineering is hosting this fellowship in the Prints and Photographs Division, as part of its mission to promote the study of and increase the public’s awareness and appreciation for the achievements of the architecture, design and engineering professions and their contributions to our quality of life. For further information about the center, visit

All fellowship applications and inquiries must be directed to BWAF, not to the Library. For further information, contact

The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation works to advance the scholarly study and public recognition of contributions made by women to the architecture professions in the United States during the middle years of the 20th century. To this end, the foundation supports a variety of programs geared to both professional and public audiences. For further information, visit

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PR 07-022
ISSN 0731-3527

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