The Yosemite Archives is responsible for preserving and making accessible the cultural and natural primary source material of Yosemite National Park. Collections consist of virtually all formats from photographs to digital images, manuscripts, files, maps, plans, drawings, slides, negatives and audio files.
Interns will research copyright status on photographic materials to determine what is in public domain and what is orphaned work; digitize slides, maps, and historic photos; enter metadata for the scans in Portfolio Extensis software; process archival collections; relax rolled maps and rehouse incoming collections into archival folders/boxes; and help with research queries.
Read blog posts from the last Yosemite Archives intern, Emily Wilson, here and here.
What you will do
Digitize photos, slides and maps
Eligibility and Requirements:
Necessary skills are attention to detail, ability to organize, interest in history, and good penmanship. Humor, good memory, problem solving, and a sense of adventure are desired.
All undergraduates, including graduating seniors, are eligible. Coterms are eligible only if they hold undergraduate status. Juniors and seniors are preferred.
Desired majors: History, English, Sociology, Earth Systems – anyone who has a passion for cultural and natural resources.