Reed Fink Award in Southern Labor History, Archives, GSU

One or more fellowship(s) of $250-$500 are awarded annually to individual(s) whose research in the Southern Labor Archives will lead to a book, article, dissertation, or other substantive product. The recipient will make a presentation about his/her research to the Georgia State University community and the fellowship amount will be awarded thereafter.

Professors Merl E. Reed and Gary Fink were instrumental in the establishment, development, and use of the Southern Labor Archives at Georgia State University from the early 1970s. Today, the Southern Labor Archives has over 500 collections used by researchers from throughout the Southeast, the United States, and the world. Created in 2000, the Merl E. Reed Fellowship in Southern Labor History was named, at the urging of Dr. Fink, to honor Dr. Reed’s career and role in the founding of the Southern Labor Archives. After Dr. Fink passed away in 2008, Dr. Reed requested that the name be changed to honor Dr. Fink as well. The Reed Fink Award in Southern Labor History now honors both men and their many contributions to education, labor studies, and the Southern Labor Archives.

Faculty, graduate students, upper-level undergraduates, and recognized independent scholars and artists are encouraged to apply.

To be considered for the 2012 Reed Fink Award in Southern Labor History, applicants should submit:

  • An application (application form attached)
  • A statement of intent explaining proposed research, including scholarly significance and relevance to archival holdings. (250 words or less)
  • A résumé or vita no longer than three pages

More information and application here:

All materials should be submitted by May 15, 2012. We currently only accept submissions of materials in electronic form. Please submit all required materials as a single .pdf document and e-mail it to [email protected].