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Subject: Internship at Smithsonian Institution Archives

Internship at Smithsonian Institution Archives

From: Sarah Stauderman <staudermans>
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2002
Summer internship
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives seeks a summer intern to work
on the preservation strategy and remedial conservation treatment of
the Robert Ridgway Papers.  The Ridgway collection consists of
fragile, detailed watercolors and drawings of birds, and the
original color plates Ridgway used to develop a scientific
description of color as described in his important Color Standards
and Nomenclature (Washington, 1912).

The primary objective of this internship is to design and begin to
fabricate housing materials for the illustrations, consistent with
other rehousing activities at the archives.  A secondary objective
is to treat damaged items, and identify others for additional
conservation treatment.  The intern will learn about preservation
priority and single-item condition surveys, holdings maintenance,
and archives conservation.  The intern will work on site at the Arts
and Industries Building in Washington D.C., and offsite at the fully
equipped paper laboratory at the Smithsonian Center for Materials
Research and Education.

Term of appointment is for 8 weeks with a flexible starting and end
date in summer, 2002.

Stipend: $2,000.

For further information, please contact Sarah Stauderman at the
following address.  Please send letter and resume with references to

    Sarah Stauderman
    Preservation Manager, Smithsonian Institution Archives
    Smithsonian Institution
    PO Box 37012
    Arts and Industries Building, Room 2135, MRC 414
    Washington, DC  20013-7012
    202-357-1421 x30
    staudermans [at] si__edu

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