The BMRC is accepting student applications from October 31, 2022 - January 9. for the summer 2023 Archie Motley Archival Internship Program. Please take a moment to read the Student Application Guidelines regarding eligibility requirements and other program information before submitting your online application.

BMRC Member Institutions interested in hosting an Archie Motley intern please take time to review the detailed Host Site Application Guidelines which provide eligibility requirements, project proposal expectations, and other program information before submitting a host application. Applications are accepted beginning November 14, 2022, with a deadline of January 20, 2023.


Accepting Applications for 2023 Summer Short-term Fellows!

The Black Metropolis Research Consortium invites scholars, artists and writers whose research interests is focused on an aspect of Black history, culture and experiences to apply for our Summer Short-term Fellowship Program.  Our fellowship is an opportunity to advance research on a project of your own design (e.g. a dissertation, a journal article, book chapter or an original piece of art in any form). 

Fellows are selected through a juried process and will spend one month in Chicago between June and August 2023 accessing archival collections they have pinpointed at two or more BMRC member institutions using the BMRC Archives Portal. BMRC Summer Short-term Fellows receive a $4,000 stipend.  

Interested in learning more about our fellowship program? Please take time to review the How to APPLY webpage.     


Discover archives on Black experiences near you!

Find out about many of Chicago's rich primary resources related to Black history and culture now made accessible in one place! The BMRC Archives Portal helps researchers of all ages and levels to broaden and refine their search for information about collections held within member institutions -- including libraries, special collections and archives, museums, and community organizations.

Image: Ida B. Wells, activist, journalist, teacher, and anti-lynching crusader, pictured wearing a button she created to publicize a memorial service for African American combatants court-martialed and hanged in Houston. -- University of Chicago Library, Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center

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