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Richmond Historical Commission Internship

Richmond [MASS] Historical Commission - Historic Preservation
Community Historical Resources Inventory Analyst/Intern (Richmond,
Massachusetts, U.S.)

The Richmond Historical Commission was established to administer the
town’s historic districts, to survey Richmond’s architecture and
publish its findings, and to research and mark historic sites.

Position Historic preservation community historical resources inventory

Positions: Three field research/analyst positions

Description: The Richmond [MASS] Historical Commission requires three
interns to assist in completing its community historical resources
inventory. Founded in 1765, Richmond is a rural Massachusetts town in
Berkshire County. The inventory is a Massachusetts state-mandated
project that will be submitted to the Massachusetts Historical
Commission. The analysts shall have the responsibilities of describing
buildings, structures, objects, areas, burial grounds, landscape
features, and sites that are of historical, architectural, or
archaeological importance. Most research will be concerned with
buildings. An analyst may focus on the historical background and/or
architectural description of the buildings depending on his personal
interest and skill set. Interns will be under professional

Location: Richmond is ten minutes by car from Pittsfield, Mass.,
fifteen minutes from Stockbridge, forty-five minutes from Albany, and
2.5 hours from New York City. It is in the heart of the culturally
rich Berkshires that is home to numerous summer arts programs,
including Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony
Orchestra, which is ten minutes distant by car. Jacob’s Pillow dance
festival, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Shakespeare & Co., Hancock
Shaker Village, and the Norman Rockwell Museum and other arts sites
are all nearby.

Dates and Time Commitment: June 15 – August 31, Monday-Friday

Compensation: These are unpaid internships.

Housing: Housing is available at no cost in a National Register listed
1795 saltbox farmhouse in Richmond. The house is in the scenically
beautiful Richmond valley with views of the Lenox mountain range. The
house has no running water, and obtains its water from a pump. An

outhouse is used. Richmond Pond offers swimming at the town beach.
Horseback riding facilities and hiking opportunities are available in
the town. Smokers are not acceptable.

Qualifications: Candidates should be able to work independently, and
be in pursuit of a degree in historic preservation, architectural
history, American history, museum studies degree, or a similar degree.

Academic Credit: The Commission will cooperate with the intern and
school in structuring a work program that will allow for academic

How to apply Please send your resume and a cover letter to Edward
Andrews at
Edward Andrews
Phone: (646) 764-8702

ADDRESS: 2305 University Ave.
Apt. 6-i
Bronx, NY 10468

New York Parks and Recreation Internship

New York State Office of Parks and Recreation - Archive Intern
(Salamanca, New York, U.S.)

Allegany State Park, Salamanca, New York is NYS s largest state park,
known for its wildlife and containing 65,000 acres of mature forests,
three lakes and several streams. The park, founded in 1929, has a rich
history of early settlements, Seneca Indians, logging, CCC camps and

Historical Document/Photo Archiving Applicant will assist in
cataloguing, accessioning and preparing photos, documents and
artifacts according to best preservation practices for retention in
the Allegany Region files. Good organizational and computer skills are
required. Candidate will work with members of the Allegany Historical
Society and regional staff in establishing protocols and procedures
for documentation and access to the files. The Park has an extensive
collection of photos and papers relating to the history of Allegany
which have never been catalogued.

An interview in person or by phone is required. Interested parties
should submit a resume with a listing of course work completed or
expected to be completed by June 2010 with a letter of interest. This
is an unpaid internship although housing may be provided to a
qualified candidate.

Application Deadline: 09/30/2010

How to apply Send a letter of interest with contact information and a
resume with a listing of course work completed or expected to be
completed by June 2010 to the contact information. Interviews are
required either in person or by phone.
Lynn LeFeber
Phone: (716) 354-9101

ADDRESS: 2372 ASP Rte. #1
Allegany State Park
Salamanca, NY 14779

NIH Internship--Bethesda

Office of NIH History - Historical/Archival Researcher (Bethesda,
Maryland, U.S.)

Some applicants for the Kinyoun project at the National Institutes of
Health have been caught up in the travel chaos that resulted from the
Icelandic volcano eruption. As a consequence, the deadline for
applications has been extended for two weeks to 14th May 2010.

Joseph J. Kinyoun, MD (1860-1919): Historical/Archival Research Project

The Office of History and the National Institute of Allergy and
Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
are looking for an early career historian to work on the recently
discovered papers of Joseph J. Kinyoun.

Kinyoun was a key figure in the history of late 19th and early 20th
century American life sciences. From his base in the Marine Hospital
Service (MHS), in 1887 Kinyoun, then a young MHS physician trained in
the new bacteriological methods, set up a one-room laboratory in the
Marine Hospital at Stapleton, Staten Island, New York, commonly
regarded as the forerunner of the NIH and NIAID. Kinyoun called this
facility a "laboratory of hygiene" in imitation of German facilities,
and to indicate that the laboratory's purpose was to serve the
public's health. Within a few months, Kinyoun had identified the
cholera bacillus in suspicious cases and used his Zeiss microscope to
demonstrate it to his colleagues as confirmation of their clinical
diagnoses. "As the symptoms . . . were by no means well defined," he
wrote, "the examinations were confirmatory evidence of the value of
bacteria cultivation as a means of positive diagnosis." Kinyoun went
on to play major roles in other epidemics, notably of bubonic plague
in San Francisco. He helped to establish scientific infectious disease
control and microbiology in the U.S.

The goal of the project is two-fold: 1) to assemble in a systematic
manner the major repository for primary sources related to Kinyoun and
his work; 2) to develop Web-based exhibits on Kinyoun, his career, and
his life and times. The historian would be supervised by Robert
Martensen, MD, PhD and David Cantor, PhD, respectively Director and
Deputy Director of the Office of NIH History & Museum. The incumbent
would also work closely with History Office Archivist Barbara Harkins
and Hank Grasso, who is responsible for Museum interpretive materials.
At NIAID, the incumbent would work with David M. Morens, MD

The incumbent will be expected to present his/her findings in public
presentations (including the 125th anniversary of NIAID and NIH in
2012) and to publish his/her findings in appropriate venues, such as
the American Journal of Public Health. She/he would participate in the
active seminar program of the History Office:

The appointment would be for two years, subject to review after the
first 12 months. Support would be based on the IRTA scale for
post-doctoral appointments and be provided by NIAID. The successful
applicant should have their PhD or equivalent by the time he/she takes
up the appointment.


Send the following materials via email to David Cantor, PhD –
1. Your full name and contact information
2. A statement setting out your qualifications for undertaking this
project, and how you see an historical/archival project on Kinyoun
advancing historical scholarship. The statement should be no more than
2 pages in length (single spaced).
3. Your curriculum vitae
4. Names, addresses, and affiliations of two people who will provide
reference letters

Send the following materials via regular mail to David Cantor, PhD:
5. Graduate transcripts.
6. Letters of reference NOTE: Please inform the two references who
will write in support of your application that they may submit their
letters initially via email to David Cantor, but that these letters
must be received before the deadline, and that hard copies on
institutional letterhead stationery must follow for your application
to be considered.

Please send documents to the address listed below:
David Cantor, PhD.,
Kinyoun Project
Office of History,
Building 45, Room 3AN38 | MSC 6330
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892-6330

Contact Info:
David Cantor, PhD.,
Kinyoun Project
Office of History,
Building 45, Room 3AN38 | MSC 6330
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892-6330


History Undergraduate Research Awards for 2010-11

Congratulations to Colin Leach, Ashley Dyjack, and Abigail Bratcher and Sarah Sexton on winning Undergraduate Research Awardds for 2010-11. Each will be honored at this year's URACD from noon-1:00 pm in the University Center room 312.

CHE Teachers' Project Recognized by NPS

The CHE Baltimore County Teachers Cohort created a Lesson Plan with the Hampton House. The National Park Service notes the lesson's usefulness on its website:

2010 W. Gus Low Memorial Lecture on May 5th

Dr. Woody Holton presents the 2010 W. Gus Low Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, May 5th. Free and open to the public. A. O. Kuhn Library Gallery, 4:00 pm.

Graduate Student Presentations, 4/14

Faith Wassink and Daniel Kielbasa will present their M.A. theses work at the April History Department Seminar, 4:00 pm, Wednesday, April 14th in Admin 711.


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