John Foster and Janet Avery Dulles Archival Fellowship
The Mudd Manuscript Library, a unit of Princeton University Library's
Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, offers the John Foster and
Janet Avery Dulles Archival Fellowship for one graduate student each year.
This fellowship provides a summer of work experience for a graduate student
interested in pursuing an archival career. For information about the Mudd
Manuscript Library visit: mudd.princeton.edu.
The 2016 Fellow will gain experience in both technical and public services.
The Fellow will work under the guidance of the Assistant University Archivist
for Technical Services, the Assistant University Archivist for Public
Services, and the Digital Archivist. Projects for 2016
include: conducting a survey of audio visual materials held
within the University Archives and Public Policy Papers, researching and
creating policies and procedures for web archiving quality control, and
enhancing subject access to Mudd's collections. Additionally, the Fellow will
participate in the reference rotation, as well as conduct research for and
assist in the installation of one or more exhibits. Previous fellows and their
work are listed at http://rbsc.princeton.edu/previous-dulles-fellows.
The Mudd Library is a state-of-the-art repository housing the Princeton
University Archives and a highly regarded collection of 20th-century public
policy papers. The more than 35,000 linear feet of archival and manuscript
material are widely used by local, national, and international researchers.
More than 2,000 visitors use Mudd Library's reading room each year, and its
staff field some 2,000 electronic, mail, and telephone inquiries annually. A
progressive processing program, the use of new technologies, and an emphasis
on access and public service have ensured that Mudd Library's collections are
ever more available.
The ten- to twelve-week fellowship program, which may be started as early as
May, provides a stipend of $775 per week. In addition, travel,registration,
and hotel costs to the Society of American Archivists' annual meeting in
August will be reimbursed.
Requirements: Successful completion of at least twelve graduate semester hours
(or the equivalent) applied toward an advanced degree in archives, library or
information management, American history, American studies, or museum studies;
demonstrated interest in the archival profession; and good organizational and
communication skills. At least twelve undergraduate semester hours (or the
equivalent) in American history is preferred. The Library highly encourages
applicants from underrepresented communities to apply.
To apply : Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and two letters of
recommendation to: [log in to unmask] Applications must be received by
Monday, March 7, 2016. Skype interviews will be conducted with the top
candidates, and the successful candidate will be notified by April 15.
Please note: University housing will not be available to the successful
candidate. Interested applicants should consider their housing options
carefully and may wish to consult the online campus bulletin board for more
information on this topic.
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