UHM-Hamilton Library: University Archives & Manuscripts

Location: UH Hamilton University Archives & Manuscripts
Supervisor: Rachael Bussert and/or Asako Shiba
Phone: 956-6995; 956-8515
Email: rbussert@hawaii.edu / shiba@hawaii.edu

Description of collection

The University Archives & Manuscripts Department manages archival collections including the University Archives and various manuscript collections such as Congressional Papers Collection, Hawaii War Records Depository, Japanese American Veterans Collection and more. The collections document the people, history, culture, and politics of Hawaii. These collections support scholarly research, teaching and public awareness, as well as promote an understanding of Hawaii’s rich multicultural heritage.

Description of internship

The intern will have the opportunity to perform archival duties that may include, but are not limited to: processing materials, creating finding aids using ArchivesSpace (archival data management system), assessing collections, and providing reference and outreach services. Internships are tailored to the needs of individual students and the department.

Required prerequisites/qualifications

LIS 652, or knowledge of archival principles

Desired qualifications

Good organizational and computer skills. Experience or knowledge of preservation issues of historical material. Willing to pursue research to develop knowledge about the collection(s).

Weekly schedule

Hours are flexible; 10-15 hours per week to be scheduled between 9:00am and 5:00pm, Monday-Friday. Minimum of 2 hours per session.

Learning/experiential goals or work outcomes expected

The overall goal is to gain hands-on experience working in an archival repository. Specific goal(s) will be established in discussion with the supervisor(s).

Evaluation methods

Ongoing informal feedback throughout the semester.

Evaluation schedule

The LIS 690 Evaluation Form will be completed by the Supervising Librarian at the end of the semester.