RT Unpublished Material DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 145429557 LA English A1 McNeil Center for Early American Studies., YR 1959 AB The records for the McNeil Center for Early American Studies document the efforts the consortium to fulfill its mission. The collection is divided in two sections according to the date of their processing. The first section, processed in 1992, is 12 cubic feet in volume, ; the second section, done in 2010, has 6.3 c.f. Each section consists of four series. The Administrative series consists of two parts, General files and Financial files. The General files include correspondence, annual reports, announcements, brochures, personnel information, and mailing lists. The Financial files include development records, budgetary files, and miscellaneous expenditure files. The development records contain a wealth of information on the Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment of Humanities, the two major funding agencies for the Center, as well as other corporate sponsors and fund raising efforts. The Fellowship files constitute the bulk of the collection. This series contains files on all applicants for doctoral, post-doctoral, and travel fellowships. Applicant files normally contain statements of purpose, letters of recommendations, and writing samples, often in the form of research papers, speeches, articles, and book chapters. As a result, there is a wealth of scholarly research in this series. The Seminar series also holds a variety of scholarly work. The Projects series includes information on the various national conferences and projects supported by the Center. These conferences and projects include the Papers of William Penn; the Biographical Dictionary of Early Pennsylvania Legislators Project; the Transformation of Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley, 1750-1850 Project; "The World of William Penn" Conference, 1981; "The World Turned Upside Down: Working People in England and America, 1660-1790" Conference, 1981; "The Founding of Pennsylvania, 1682-1800" Conference, 1982; "The Creation of the American Constitution" Conference, 1984; and the Graduate Student Conference, 1999-2001.