Summer Fellowship, Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University
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.
The 2015 Fellow will focus primarily on technical services but will also gain
experience in public services. Under the guidance of the Digital Archivist and
Public Policy Papers Archivist, the Fellow will conduct a survey of digital
media held within the University Archives and Public Policy Papers. The Fellow
will then process select born-digital collections in accordance with the
Library's priorities and the Fellow's interests. Additionally, the Fellow will
participate in the reference rotation and conduct research for an upcoming
exhibition on the Princeton Triangle Club. As time allows, the Fellow will
assist with projects to enhance existing description in finding aids and
curate a small exhibition on the 60th anniversary of the atomic bombings of
Japan. [Previous fellows and their work are listed
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 accessible.
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 under-represented 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 9, 2015. Skype interviews will be conducted with the top candidates, and the successful candidate will be notified in late March.
**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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