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Library Work Study Training Guide: Archives

This guide is designed to help train library work study students.

Introduction

The University Archives collects, preserves and makes accessible to the public the following:  records relating to the history of the University, materials relating to the ethnic heritage and diversity of Southern Colorado, especially Pueblo, and rare books.

 

Location

The Archives is located in LARC 605.

What Do You Do As An Archives Work Study Student?

You will be helping to preserve an important piece of history!

Arranging and describing collections of historical materials

Most often, this takes the form of refoldering and reboxing archival materials into acid-free boxes and folders.  Student assistants also create box inventories of recently received collections.  Processing duties may also involve photocopying newspaper clippings onto acid-free paper.

Digitizing

Student assistants will typically assist in scanning historical images and other materials.

Oral Histories

Student assistants will also be assigned to index and transcribe interviews conducted by Chicano Studies students.

Other

Other duties may include assisting the University Archivist with researchers, working with the rare book collection, video editing or any number of other tasks.