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Subject: Internship at Washington State University, Pullman

Internship at Washington State University, Pullman

From: Gudrun Aurand <aurandg>
Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2004
John W. and Mildred Bissinger Preservation Internship
Washington State University, Pullman WA

We are now seeking candidates for the 3rd Annual John W. and Mildred
Bissinger Preservation Internship. The successful candidate will
work as an Intern in the Preservation/Conservation Laboratory in
Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections (MASC) at Washington
State University (Pullman, WA) under the supervision of Gudrun
Aurand, Bookbinder/Conservator. May 15, 2004 is the deadline for

The internship can take place between June 21 and August 20, 2004.
Interns are expected to participate 35 hours a week for four weeks.
A stipend of $ 1,400 will be provided. During the course of the
Internship, participants will learn the fundamentals of book and
paper repair.


    Structure of the sewn book
    Properties of paper
    Pamphlet bindings
    Protective enclosures
    Types of adhesives
    Types of mending papers

The following procedures will be taught through demonstration and

    Mending paper (tears, cuts, holes)
    Sewing pamphlets
    Fabrication of protective enclosures

Apart form hands-on experience, the intern will:

    *   Learn about different Binding Styles and have the
        opportunity to examine MASC collections

    *   Become familiar with online preservation sites and
        discussion groups

    *   Have the opportunity to meet with MASC Librarians to learn
        about preservation concerns in Archives collection

Interested applicants should also visit

For further information contact Gudrun Aurand <aurandg [at] wsu__edu>

Gudrun Aurand
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-5610
aurandg [at] wsu__edu

                  Conservation DistList Instance 17:65
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