Fellowship in Archives – Salisbury University – Salisbury, MD

Fellowship in Archives: Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland.

The Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University welcomes applications from graduate students in good academic standing or a recent graduate from a library and information science program with a concentration in archival studies, public history or a related graduate field. The Nabb Center, is Salisbury  University’s repository for the Delmarva region, university history, and special collections.

For further information, consult the Center’s website at http://www.salisbury.edu/nabb/.

Summer 2018, the Nabb Center is offering a fellowship in archival processing. In this position, the successful candidate will work with the Local History Archivist to process in full and make accessible the papers of James “Jim” Trader. Trader, a native of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, documented more than 900 cemeteries in Worcester and Wicomico Counties; the papers reflect his tenacious effort to document endangered sites and his many years of genealogical research. This 10-week fellowship provides an opportunity in archival processing and preservation work, such as inventorying, performing basic preservation, arranging and describing the collection, and finding aid creation. Additional work could include authorship of a newsletter article, and/or blog post.

Applications must be completed by April 30, 2018 for first consideration.

  • Applicants must be a graduate student in good standing or a recent graduate
    from a pertinent program
  • Applicant must be able to complete 10 consecutive weeks of employment during
    the summer of 2018.
  • Applicant must provide a letter of intent.
  • Provide an example of an authored finding aid.
  • Provide three (3) references.
  • Provide an unofficial transcript.

Additional Salary Information: Assistant will receive a stipend of $4,000 to be used for personal expenses. The stipend will be divided into two payments.

Interested candidates should submit questions and/or application packets to Leslie Van Veen McRoberts, Local History Archivist at lmvanveen@salisbury.edu.

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