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The Alaska State Historical Records Advisory Board (ASHRAB), a board which promotes the collection, preservation, and accessibility of historical records found in Alaskan repositories, is sponsoring a Journeyman Archival Processing Program.
Alaska State Historical Records Advisory Board seeks applications for journeyman 011817 NEWS 1 Capital City Weekly The Alaska State Historical Records Advisory Board (ASHRAB), a board which promotes the collection, preservation, and accessibility of historical records found in Alaskan repositories, is sponsoring a Journeyman Archival Processing Program.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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Alaska State Historical Records Advisory Board seeks applications for journeyman

The Alaska State Historical Records Advisory Board (ASHRAB), a board which promotes the collection, preservation, and accessibility of historical records found in Alaskan repositories, is sponsoring a Journeyman Archival Processing Program. This venture will fund the work and travel of two journeyman-level archivists as they travel to an Alaskan repository and offer six weeks of hands-on archival arrangement and description services.

The program, which seeks to organize, preserve, and share information regarding Alaska’s historical records online, is available to boroughs, municipalities, non-profits, and tribal organizations. Institutions interested in applying for the services of a journeyman-level archivist should contact Acting State Archivist Zachary Jones at zachary.jones@alaska.gov for an application. Applications are due Feb. 5.

The ASHRAB will award two institutions with the services of a journeyman archivist. There will be an emphasis on servicing small to medium sized institutions. Preference will be given to unprocessed collections that document the history of Alaska.

Two journeyman archivists will be hired pursuant to a nationwide search but special consideration will be given to Alaska-based talent. The National Historical Publications & Records Commission, a body of the National Archives, has provided nearly $18,000 for this project.

Questions regarding the Journeyman Archival Processing Program may be directed to the Acting State Archivist Zachary R. Jones at zachary.jones@alaska.gov.