Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Fellowship - Princeton

Summer/Fall 2010 Fellowship Available

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library - Princeton University Library

The Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, a unit of Princeton University
Library's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, is pleased to
offer the John Foster and Janet Avery Dulles Archival Fellowship for
graduate students. This fellowship is designed to provide a summer or fall
semester work experience for a graduate student interested in pursuing an
archival career. The fellow will undertake an arrangement and description
project, take part in reference operations, and participate in other library
activities. Funds for this fellowship are provided by a bequest from Janet
Avery Dulles.

The Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library is a state-of-the-art repository
housing the Princeton University Archives and a highly-regarded collection
of twentieth-century public policy papers. The 35,000 linear feet of
archival and manuscript material in its possession 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 3,000 electronic, mail, and telephone inquiries annually. A
vigorous processing program, the exploitation of new technologies, and an
emphasis on public service have ensured that Mudd Library's collections are
ever more accessible and usable.

More information about the library can be found at:

In addition, information about the program and past fellows can be found at:

The 2010 Fellow will spend time arranging and describing a collection from
the Princeton University Archives or the library's public policy papers
collection. Following an orientation period, the fellow will also provide
reference assistance to researchers, either in person, by phone, or in
writing. In addition, the fellow will be exposed to the administrative
aspects of a manuscript library, and may participate in other activities,
including digitization and metadata creation, and will prepare a six-case

A $550/week payment accompanies the ten to twelve-week fellowship program,
which may be started as early as May. 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 equivalent applied toward an advanced degree in the following
fields: archival administration; library or information studies; museum
studies; American history; or American studies. At least twelve
undergraduate semester hours or equivalent in American history preferred.
Demonstrated interest in the archival profession.

Applicants must be detail-oriented, have good organizational and
communication skills, and be able to lift a 30-pound box.

The Library highly encourages applicants from under-represented communities
to apply.

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
(http://point.princeton.edu/ for more information on this topic.

To apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, copies of
transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work, and two letters of
recommendation to:

Christie Lutz, Assistant University Archivist for Public Services
c/o Alan Napier
Princeton University Library
1 Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544

Applications must be received by March 2, 2010. The successful candidate
will be notified in late March.

Christine A. Lutz

Assistant University Archivist for Public Services

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library

65 Olden Street

Princeton, NJ 08540

ph. 609.258.6345 fax 609.258.3385