Archives Fellowships Program

Special Collections and Archives Fellowships provide GSLIS students with hands-on experience under the guidance of the Head of Special Collections and Archives. Fellowships are made possible thanks to the generosity of donors, including J. Chester Johnson and Steven Errera.

Fall 2019 Fellowships- deadline to apply is May 24th

The Queens College Library is offering two Archives Fellowships for GSLIS students to gain hands-on experience in its Department of Special Collections and Archives (SCA). The Fellowship may optionally be used to satisfy the requirements of the GSLIS LBSCI 795 Internship course.

Fellows will be supervised by the Head of Special Collections and Archives and will be fully integrated into the SCA team. Fellows will be exposed to a broad variety of functions within SCA. Fellows will have the opportunity to share lessons and outcomes with the GSLIS and Queens College Library communities. The positions are as follows:

      • Processing Fellowship: Preserve, arrange, and describe collections in a variety of formats.
      • Digital Projects Fellowship: Test, document, and use equipment in new Memory Lab; conduct outreach with lab stakeholders.

Compensation: $2500 stipend the fall 2019 semester. Possibility of extension through spring 2020, contingent on grant funding. Fellows will be eligible for funding to attend a regional conference.


      • Completion of LBSCI 730 Archival Appraisal, Arrangement, and Access
      • Must be available to work weekdays (150 hours over the fall semester; approximately 10 hours a week)
      • Ability to work effectively in a team and independently
      • Excellent organizational and communication skills
      • Familiarity with archival standards and best practices
      • Interest in exploring emerging issues in the archives profession, including diversity, inclusion, access, and ethics

To Apply: Submit application to with the subject “Fellowship Application” by May 24th.  Application should include a statement (no more than 2 pages) outlining your interest in one of the two positions (Processing or Digital Lab); a CV; and 2 professional references (letters not necessary, contact information will suffice).

Spring 2019 Fellowships

Archival Instruction Fellowship
Max Thorn is working with Professor Carol Giardina to integrate archival materials and instruction into the class History 392w: America in the 1960s.

Archival Processing Fellowship
Abby Sumner is processing the papers of Leo Kraft, an American composer, teacher, and writer who taught at Queens College from 1947-1989.