Oscar Mueller Collection Project: This internship opportunity involves continuing processing work on the Mueller Family Papers, including photographic collection processing, and digitization/digital curation of paper records. Oscar Mueller, an attorney by trade, was also an amateur archaeologist and local historian in the Lewistown area of Montana. The collection includes correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and subject files focusing on regional history related to industries such as mining, ranching, law, forest management, medicine, regional history. The collection also includes extensive collection of photographs dating back to the 1860s. This is a paid internship ($5,000) consisting of 400 hours, completed over the summer of 2019 (June to September). The intern will serve as mentor and supervisor of an Montana undergraduate history student. Deadline is February 15, 2019.
Student should be pursuing a Master's degree in Archival Studies or IMLS with Archival emphasis.
About Montana Historical Society
The Montana Historical Society Research Center holds the nation's largest collection of published materials pertinent to the study of Montana's history. The collection contains books and pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, maps, newspapers, posters and ephemera, and federal and state publications. The Montana Historical Society also holds extensive manuscript, photographic, and artifact collections pertaining to the fur trade, exploration, mining, railroads, early settlement, and other topics related to Montana and the west.