As part of its 2023 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, OHRAB received funding to offer an archival fellowship. The fellowship will provide a graduate student in public history, library science or related field with archival training and practical, hands-on experience. The program will focus on identifying and providing information about manumission records held in the following counties: Athens, Fairfield, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Morgan, Perry and Vinton. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2023 and more information on the fellowship is available in the description below.
OHRAB Archives Fellowship 2023 Position Description
OHRAB Fellowship Application 2023
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].
OHRAB Archives Fellowship 2021 Position Description
OHRAB Fellowship Application 2021