Archives Fellowships Program

Special Collections and Archives Fellowships provide students from the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies (GSLIS) with hands-on experience under the guidance of the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

FALL 2019/SPRING 2020 Fellowships

The 2019/2020 Archival Graduate Fellowships Program is made possible due to the generosity of the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. Thanks to the Delmas Foundation, we are able to offer full-year fellowships for the first time. 

Two Graduate Fellows will assist the Library and GSLIS in creating a shared Memory Lab in a highly visible space on the main floor of the Library, building on the model of the IMLS funded Memory Lab Network. Fellows will first work in tandem to test and create instructions for hardware and software housed in the lab. After that, one fellow will focus on public service activities, hosting lab drop-in hours and designing a personal digital archiving workshop. The other fellow will focus on archival processing, using the lab to convert obsolete media from the college’s institutional collections, as well as to process born-digital records. Each fellow receives a $6000 stipend for the academic year and is eligible for funding to attend the New York Archives Conference (NYAC) and/or other local workshops.

Spring 2019 Fellowships

Spring 2019 Fellowships were made possible due to the generosity of J. Chester Johnson and Steven Errera.

Archival Instruction Fellowship
Max Thorn worked with Professor Carol Giardina to integrate archival materials and instruction into the class History 392w: America in the 1960s. Learn more about Max’s work in the “Teaching with Archives” guide he helped create.

Archival Processing Fellowship
Abby Sumner processed the papers of Leo Kraft, an American composer, teacher, and writer who taught at Queens College from 1947-1989. Abby published a finding aid for the collection using ArchivesSpace.