Project: The student with an interest in archives will learn archival best practices around handling photo collections, including physical rehousing, metadata description, and digitization. The student will work under the Public Services Archivist on the specified tasks:
Apply arrangement and rehousing best practices
Work with a variety of format types and apply skills based on need of item
Describe collection in ArchivesSpace and apply controlled vocabulary
Flag items in poor condition and create unique housings for certain materials
Digitize a selection of photographs for use in a digital exhibit
Learning Outcomes: The student will learn:
The benefits of item rehousing and recognizing common agents of decay
To act on appraisal decisions and ethically dispose of archival materials
To apply best practices for storing, describing, and digitizing materials
About principles of digital curation and the production of digital exhibits
About theory related to archival arrangement and description
Daily Work Schedule: Flexible during 9-5, M-F schedule. 7-8 hours per week.
To apply: Please send a resume and brief cover letter addressing your interest in the position to email@example.com
Please note: Registration in HIST 4710 is required for this internship. Contact Sara Fieldston to register for this course. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Archives & Special Collections Center at Seton Hall University welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with faculty on crafting enriching educational experiences for their students. Class visits to the archives often spark a sense of awe and curiosity, which encourages students to participate in active learning activities, engage in inspired conversations, and connect the past to the present.
Primary sources, which comprise the bulk of our archives, rare books, and gallery collections, are powerful instruction tools. All students benefit from learning how to find, analyze, interrogate, and reference primary sources. Past class visits have included a range of disciplines, including Viking and Early Latin American history, typography, Catholic studies, and women’s studies. If you’re not sure our collections will have materials related to your subject area, try us! We love finding gems from the collections to support your research and instruction needs.
We welcome our faculty to contact our Public Services Archivist, Quinn Christie, to talk about how we can work together. Email email@example.com, find her on Teams, or call (973)275-2033.
The Monsignor Noe Field Archives and Special Collections Center is pleased to announce the addition of six new archival collections related to the Irish-American experience. Thanks to a generous grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, we were able to process the following collections that are now available to researchers:
In addition to processing these collections, we have digitized roughly 1,200 files, at just over 9GB of data, primarily from the John Concannon and James Comerford collections.
Irish-American Experience in the 20th Century: Collection Highlights
The correspondence, research files, publications, photographs, and audio-visual materials in these collections provide an inside look at how Irish-American fraternal organizations worked together and separately to wield influence and political pressure on issues of importance to their communities — primarily immigration reform and the Troubles in Northern Ireland. These documents demonstrate how many of these organizations, notably the Ancient Order of Hibernians, maintained close ties with local political and religious leaders in New York and New Jersey.
For the first half of the 20th century, in the absence of larger governmental programs, membership organizations collected dues and shared out their funds to members in need of assistance. The AOH New Jersey and Knights of Columbus collections include ledgers and membership registers that record in granular detail how these organizations provided health insurance and sick benefits to their members.
In addition to serving as advocacy groups, Irish-American organizations provided a sense of community and maintained a full calendar of social events. The New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade is widely documented in the John Concannon collection, as members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians helmed its operation for many decades. The collection includes internal documents, lines of march, invitations, correspondence, and hundreds of photographs.
For an overview of these collections, we invite you to explore two digital exhibits: