Mudd Manuscript Library John Foster and Janet Avery Dulles Archival Fellowship

Approximate Date of Posting: January 18, 2017

Position: Archives

Location: Princeton, New Jersey

Company/Organization  Princeton University-Department of Rare Books & Special Collections-Mudd Library

Schedule/Hours: Full-Time

Time Frame:  May be started as early as May-  ten- to twelve-week fellowship program

Compensation 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.

Source: Archives Gig


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:

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

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 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.



Deadline: Monday, March 6, 2017


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