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Archival Fellow for Armenian Advocacy

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The Robert and Elizabeth Dole Archive and Special Collections is accepting applications for an Archival Fellowship, in conjunction with the closing year of University of Kansas’ World War I Commemoration.

The Archival Fellow will work with Dole Archives staff to evaluate relevant archival holdings and develop a topic guide and online teaching module based on Senator Bob Dole’s career advocacy on behalf of Armenia.  The final product will be used as an introduction to this topic for K-12, university, and general public audiences.

The Archival Fellow will work with Dole Archives staff to:

  • Select and describe materials for a topic guide dedicated to Senator Dole’s relationship with Armenia and Armenian Americans
  • Present Dole’s Armenian advocacy in historical and contemporary context
  • Identify other complementary historical collections
  • Create a reference file/bibliography on relevant published sources
  • Design a recorded oral history interview for Senator Bob Dole

 

See examples of existing topic guides at http://dolearchives.ku.edu/topics

Graduate students and post-doctoral scholars are eligible to apply for this $2500 award. Preference will be given to applicants demonstrating expertise in Armenian Studies, Eurasian Studies, Migration Studies or relevant foreign policy or legislative history, with some library cataloging and/or archival processing experience.

The fellow will be required to conduct research at the Dole Archives for a period of 1-2 weeks between October 1, 2017, and April 30, 2018. On-campus housing may be available.

 

Deadlines

Complete applications for the Research Fellowship must be received in whole by the Dole Archives on or before September 4, 2017. Awardees will be notified by September 22, 2017.

 

Applications

Information about the archive can be obtained on the Dole Archives web site, or by contacting Sarah D’Antonio Gard, Archivist, at sdgard@ku.edu.

A completed application packet for the Dole Institute Research Fellowship must include:

  • Cover sheet including your name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, email address and project title
  • Resume or Curriculum Vita
  • Statement of interest and qualifications (500-1000 words)
  • Box list of anticipated relevant source material from Dole Archives
  • One page budget outlining anticipated costs
  • Letter of reference (can be mailed separately)

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