HIS 299: Herbert Janick Fellow in Research and Archival Management
The Department of History and Non-Western Cultures at Western Connecticut State University, in collaboration with Archives and Special Collections at the Haas Library, presents to students the opportunity to participate in the Herbert Janick Fellowship in Research and Archival Management. The selected student, a junior or senior history major or minor, will work in the WCSU archives for three hours per week and will earn a higher rate of compensation per hour for their work than a conventional student employee. An additional three hours of work will be done to fulfill the requirements of the related independent study in which the student will also need to enroll by approval of the History Department. The independent study will have the course code HIS 299 and be a three credits, co-taught by University Archivist Brian Stevens and a full-time teaching faculty member appropriate to the student’s research interests.
In the fellowship, the student will learn the basics of the archives vocation while assisting in shelving materials, accessing materials, processing parts of special collections, and assisting patrons with their research. In addition, students will also be expected to produce their own WCSU archives and special collections-based research project, the final paper/exhibit of which will be evaluated with the collaborating faculty member from the Department of History and Non-Western Cultures.
Interested students must submit this application no later than the first Friday of January (for spring semester) or the last Friday of April (for fall semester). Proposals may also be submitted directly to the Chair of the Department of History and Non-Western Cultures.
Please fill out the application if you are interested in being considered for this fellowship.
Sample work from past Janick Fellows:
- Hidden Old Main
- Turning over a New Leaf: Identification of a Medieval Manuscript Leaf [runner up of the WRD Provost Prize]
- Plumbing the depths: Candlewood Lake [winner of the WRD Provost Prize]
- Danbury’s Third Century (processing and finding aid)
- 1920 Election
- A Short Story of the CCC Lantern Slides