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. They will also enroll in HIS 299: Herbert Janick Fellow in Research and Archival Management, a three credit independent study, co-taught by University Archivist Brian Stevens and a full-time faculty member appropriate to the student’s research interests. The student will assist Archivist Stevens in shelving materials, accessing materials, processing parts of special collections, and assisting patrons with their research. In addition, they will be given the opportunity to produce their own archives and special collections-based research project, the final paper 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 below if you are interested in being considered for this fellowship.
- an article about the fellowship:
- an article about Professor Emeritus Herb Janick:
- an article about Janick’s book:
- sample work of a past Janick Fellow: