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John Foster and Janet Avery Dulles Archival Fellowship

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
609-258-6345

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 more information about the Mudd Manuscript Library visit: http://rbsc.princeton.edu/mudd

The 2017 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 and the Assistant University Archivist for Public Services. Projects for 2017 may include: conducting a survey of current access options for born-digital materials, enhancing description of a highly used photograph collection in collaboration with Public Services staff, and migrating photograph and audiovisual descriptive data into EAD. 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 here.

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 $950 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.   Applicants within one year of obtaining their graduate degree are also eligible to apply.  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: mudd@princeton.edu. Applications must be received by Monday, March 6, 2017. Skype interviews will be conducted with the top candidates, and the successful candidate will be notified by April 14.

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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