A candid portrait of Erroll Garner and Martha Glaser

Erroll Garner – Martha Glaser Archive Research Award

With generous support from The Garner-Glaser Foundation, Inc., the Erroll Garner-Martha Glaser Archive Research Award at the University of Pittsburgh supports research into the Erroll Garner jazz collection held by Archives & Special Collections department within the University Library System. The research award is designed to offer a researcher intense use of the collection in order to produce a scholarly article, professional presentation, help prepare to teach a class on jazz, produce a video or documentary, write a book (or chapter), or some other body of work. The scholar will be expected to share his/her research with the University Library System in order to build a body of work around the use of the Erroll Garner collection. The successful applicant will also be asked to make a presentation (in-person or remote) to ULS staff on his/her work in the archive.

The Erroll Garner Archive includes correspondence, sheet music, legal documents, photographs, memorabilia, awards, sound recordings, and moving images documenting the life and work of pianist and composer Erroll Garner (1921-1977). It also comprises a large amount of material related to Martha Glaser’s own career. Information about the collection can be found here.

In their application, research scholars should indicate the length of time the project requires. The amount of the award will be granted based on the length of stay and will provide funding for reimbursement of receipted expenses for travel, housing and meal expenses while doing research into the collection in Pittsburgh; award may not exceed $2,500. Applicants at the University of Pittsburgh may equally apply for a stipend rather than travel funding.

Award recipients are asked to share their finished product in some professional manner, whether that be in a publication, presentation or some other appropriate venue. There is no deadline to receive applications; rather the award program operates under a rolling deadline and will review applications as they are received.

Each application will be review by an independent review committee, consisting of archivists, music librarians, and music teaching faculty, based on the applicant's research topic and the availability of relevant material in the Erroll Garner Archive. The committee will make its decision within 4 weeks of receiving the completed application.

To apply, please complete the application and submit to:

Ed Galloway
Associate University Librarian for Archives & Special Collections
University of Pittsburgh Library System