The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB) is pleased to announce that it has received funding as part of its grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to fund a fellowship opportunity for three students to document manumission records in the following counties: Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Fayette, Hamilton, Highland, Madison, Pike, Scioto and Warren.
This fellowship is an opportunity for graduate students enrolled in public history programs and library science programs at Ohio universities and colleges to gain practical experience while preserving and providing access to historically significant records. Under the direction of Robin Heise, Greene County Records Manager and Archivist, three fellowship recipients will develop a records survey form; make on-site visits to repositories and consult with local government records managers and archivists; inventory records, noting arrangement, physical condition and accessibility; develop a digital “story map” about the counties surveyed; and prepare interim and final project reports and publicity materials.
The program will run June 1 to July 30, 2021. Each participant will spend approximately 100 hours total on the project. More information is in the attached position description. The application deadline is May 7, 2021. Please return the application and a copy of your current resume to [email protected]. For questions please contact [email protected].