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Summer/Fall Fellowships
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library


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.

The 2014 Fellow will focus on public services and exhibitions.  Following an orientation period, the fellow will provide reference assistance to researchers, in person, by phone, or in writing and will also curate two exhibitions: one on Vietnam; the other on the American Civil Liberties Union during war time.  In addition, the fellow will be exposed to the administrative aspects of a manuscript library and will supervise student work. 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 2000 visitors use Mudd Library's reading room each year, and its staff field some 2000 electronic, mail, and telephone inquiries annually. An aggressive 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 $700 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. 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 March 7, 2014. Telephone interviews will be conducted with the top candidates, and the successful candidate will be notified in late March.

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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