What are the Harry H. Harkins, Jr. T'73 Travel Grants?

The Rubenstein Library provides research travel grants of up to $1,500 for researchers whose work would benefit from access to our gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender history collections. The grants are named in honor of Harry H. Harkins, Jr. T'73 for his generous support of this program and ongoing support of LGBT history and sexuality studies collections for Duke University Libraries.

For more information and to apply, please see the main travel grant page.

What research projects and topics are appropriate?

Harkins Travel Grants support projects that present creative approaches, including  historical research and documentation projects resulting in dissertations, publications, exhibitions, educational initiatives, documentary films, or other multimedia products and artistic works. Research projects must use materials from the Rubenstein Library and must focus on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender history.

Please inquire to Kelly Wooten if you are unsure whether your research project or the collections you wish to use are appropriate for this grant. Find more detailed information about our LGBT history collections in our research guide. Inclusion of a collection on one of our research guides does not guarantee eligibility, and the guide is not comprehensive. All of our materials are included in the Duke University Libraries online catalog.