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Internship at University of Texas, El Paso

From: Gwen Gregory <ggregory>
Date: Friday, February 23, 1996
Internship at University of Texas at El Paso Library,
Special Collections DEPARTMENT

Summer, 1996, internship for a graduate student planning a career in
an academic library or archives to work with manuscript materials.
The goal of the internship will be to provide the student with
experience in processing, arrangement, and description of personal
papers and manuscripts.  Full-time temporary position; up to twelve
weeks at $400 per week, total not to exceed $ 4,800.  Some
flexibility is possible, including a ten-week internship, or 30-hour
weeks at $10 per hour.  No health or state retirement benefits.
Internship may begin as early as May 20, 1996.


    Minimum of 12 credit hours toward a degree in Library or Information

    Coursework or experience working with manuscript materials or

    Excellent command of written English.

    Good interpersonal skills.

    Training or experience in preservation or conservation preferred.

    Training or experience in MARC cataloging preferred.

    Ability to tolerate occasional exposure to dust and mold.

Project and Collection Information:

The intern will work with the C.L. Sonnichsen papers, a large
manuscript collection, processing, arranging, and describing the
materials.  The product will be a finding aid for the collection and
a draft MARC-AMC record.  The intern may have opportunities to
respond to reference requests relating to the Sonnichsen papers.
Time permitting, the intern will also describe a collection
consisting approximately 12 linear feet of family correspondence
donated by Sonnichsen's brother.

Charles Leland Sonnichsen was an English professor and self-styled
"grassroots historian" who wrote numerous books on the history of
the Southwest as well as literary criticism.  He taught at the
University of Texas at El Paso and its predecessor institutions for
43 years.  He donated his collection of Western novels to the UTEP
library, along with his personal papers.  His papers (consisting of
approximately 80 feet of manuscripts, correspondence, subject files,
and research notes) are unprocessed.  Because of Dr. Sonnichsen's
popularity and his contributions to the University Library, the
University of Texas at El Paso named its special collections
department for him in 1994.

Department Information: The University of Texas at El Paso's C.L.
Sonnichsen Special Collections Department includes book collections
on Southwest and Border Studies, Chicano Studies, Military History,
Western Fiction, Printing and Book Design, Judaica, and Art.  The
department also houses the University Library's rare books, theses
and dissertations, an oral history collection, and approximately 400
manuscript and photograph collections.  The staff consists of two
professionals, one half-time military history curator, and two
classified staff.

Please send letter of application, current resume, and names and
phone numbers of three work- or school-related references before
April 1, 1996, to:

    Claudia Rivers
    Head, Special Collections
    University Library
    University of Texas at El Paso
    El Paso, Texas 79968-0582

The University of Texas at El Paso does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or
disability in employment or the provision of services.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:60
                   Distributed: Monday, March 4, 1996
                        Message Id: cdl-9-60-018
Received on Friday, 23 February, 1996

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