Fellows and Interns

Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library | Archives Fellowships Program

Call for Applications

Three full-year academic Archives Fellowships are available for the 2022-2023 school year. Fellows receive a $5000 stipend, divided into two payments of $2500 (paid at the close of each semester). Fellows also receive funding towards a professional development activity, such as online workshops, or attendance at a regional conference.  

Fellows are supervised by the Queens College Library’s Head of Special Collections and Archives (SCA) and will interact with a dynamic team of workers and other Fellows in SCA. Fellows typically complete 150 hours over the course of a semester and may optionally use one semester of the Fellowship towards the three-credit GSLIS Internship, LBSCI 795.  

Qualifications: Candidates in the GSLIS program on the archives certificate track, with some coursework completed in archives (730 and 732), are preferred. 

To Apply: Please submit your application by June 29th. Fill out the application using this form: https://qc-cuny.libwizard.com/f/Fellowship2022-23.  For more information contact qc.archives@qc.cuny.edu.

Coach Lucille Kyvallos Athletics Records Fellowship 

The Fellow will process the Coach Lucille Kyvallos Athletics Records, which includes administrative files, game books, awards, and photographs, using ArchivesSpace to publish a finding aid for the collection. The Fellow will also prepare and curate a selection of the materials for display in the Pine Tree Foundation Special Collections exhibit area, launching the exhibit during Women’s History Month. Lucille Kyvallos is a trailblazer of women’s basketball in collegiate sports. She was the head coach of the Women’s Basketball team at Queens College from 1968 through 1981, holding an overall record of 239-77.

Shirley Klein Rare Book and Manuscript Fellowship

The Fellow will process music manuscript collections transferred to the archives from the Aaron Copland School of Music and Music Library, using ArchivesSpace to publish finding aids. The Fellow will explore implementation of “Guidelines for Archival Description of Notated Music,” a new standard adopted by the Society of American Archivists in 2019 to supplement Describing Archives: A Content Standard. The Fellow will also solicit quotes from conservators for potential repair of select items from the rare book collection and carry out miscellaneous tasks related to the rare book collection. 

Freda S. and J. Chester Johnson Civil Rights & Social Justice Archives Fellowship

The Civil Rights and Social Justice Fellow will work with the Queens College GLASA (Gender, Love, and Sexuality Alliance) Journals, which span from the late 1980s to the 2000s. These journals preserve an extraordinary record of LGBTQ student life over several decades. The collection is partially processed; the Fellow will transfer all existing descriptive content from word documents to ArchivesSpace. With SCA staff, the Fellow will conduct outreach to GLASA, consulting with the group about ethical description, access policies, and digitization. Finally, the Fellow will process transcripts for oral histories related to social justice, including interviews with Joan Nestle, founder of the Lesbian Herstory Archive. 

For a list of prior Fellows and Interns and the project they worked on, click here.