Fayetteville, AR: James D. Bales Papers Project Archivist, University of Arkansas

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Created: February 24, 2016


The James D. Bales Project Archivist is an 18-month NHPRC grant-funded position. The goal of this project is to arrange, describe, and provide access to the James D. Bales papers, comprising 435 linear feet (l.f.), in an 18-month time period. The Project Archivist will assist in achieving this goal by initiating a detailed survey of the collection; arranging and describing the collection; creating an Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aid and a collection-level MARC record for the collection; and assisting in publicizing the project through press releases, social media, professional newsletters, discussion lists, presentations, and publications.

The general duties of this position are tasks that will include but are not limited to arranging, describing, and preserving a large historically significant manuscript collection; identifying and applying knowledge of appropriate best archival practices and national standards to develop a comprehensive processing plan for the collection; surveying the collection to identify preservation needs; collaborating with library personnel in the creation of an EAD finding aid as well as coordinating a project blog for the collection; conducting research on the background of the collection and the donor; giving presentations on the collection and assisting with public relations opportunities to promote the project; and maintaining records and data for reports. This position will report to the Assistant Head of the Special Collections Department.


Published: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 19:35 UTC

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