2011-12 Fellowship Announcement: Increasing African American Diversity in Archives

Application Deadline: Tuesday February 15, 2011

Increasing African American Diversity in Archives: The HistoryMakers Fellowship, Mentoring, Training and Placement Institute

The HistoryMakers is pleased to offer a year-long fellowship (June 6, 2011 through June 1, 2012) working in African American archives. This fellowship is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The purpose of this fellowship program is to provide training for African American archivists and other archivists interested in working with African American archival collections. The year will include a 3-month immersion training program at The HistoryMakers Chicago location (June 6 – August 26, 2011) and an on-site residency (September 6, 2011 – June 1, 2012) at one of several host institutions.
All applicants must:

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • Hold a recent graduate degree in library science (MLS, MLIS, MIS, MS) from an ALA accredited school OR a graduate degree in other relevant fields, such as history or African American studies (current graduate students are encouraged to apply if their degrees will be completed prior to beginning the fellowship).
  • Have a demonstrated interest in archives administration and management. Applicants must have taken at least two courses related to archival information and practice or have demonstrated work/volunteer experience in archival repositories.
  • Have a demonstrated interest in African American history. This interest can be demonstrated through academic coursework, volunteer or work experience, and/or through a personal statement in application essay.

Interested in learning more?  For a complete list of requirements, host institutions, program structure, and other pertinent details, check out the program flier available online here: http://www.thehistorymakers.com/aboutus/HistoryMakers_fellowship_listing.pdf

Emily Martorano
2011-2012 Archive Fellowship Program
The HistoryMakers
1900 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
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