Williams College Libraries’ Department of Special Collections welcomes applications from current graduate students in library science, information studies, preservation, archives or a related program for a summer internship in archival processing. This is a full-time (37.5 hrs/week), 10 week, temporary position beginning June 2017. The internship provides practical experience to current graduate students interested in pursuing a career in a special collections library setting.
Reporting to the College Archivist, the intern will process portions of the Paul Whiteman Papers. Paul Whiteman (1890-1967) was known as the “King of Jazz” for popularizing American jazz during the 1920s. Not only did he make significant contributions to the canon of American music, but he also had a sizable impact on the emerging industries of music recording and radio.
Apply archival principles to rehouse and arrange portions of the Paul Whiteman Papers. Apply archival standards (including EAD and DACS) and tools (including ArchivesSpace) to describe portions of the Paul Whiteman Papers.
Applicants must be current graduate students in good standing in a library science, information studies, preservation, archives or related program. Applicants must have completed at least three courses in preservation, archives or a related program before the start date of the internship. Preferred: knowledge of American music, especially jazz, the recording industry, or radio.